NHL: PENGUINS 5, RED WINGS 1 -- Kunitz leads Pens to win in preseason finale
DETROIT — Chris Kunitz had two goals and an assist to help the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Detroit Red Wings, 5-1, on Wednesday night in the Penguins’ final preseason game.
Jussi Jokinen, Pascal Dupuis and Craig Adams also scored for Pittsburgh. Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin each had two assists, and Marc-Andre Fleury made 16 saves.
Drew Miller scored for Detroit, and Petr Mrazek stopped 32 shots.
Jokinen and Dupuis scored in the final five minutes of the first to give the Penguins a 2-0 lead. Adams made it 3-0 3:14 into the second period.
Miller scored with 7:11 left in the middle period to get Detroit on the board.
Kunitz’s first goal came with 2:35 remaining in the second to make it 4-1, and he added a power-play goal midway the third.
The Penguins went 3-2-1 in the preseason and will open the regular season at home against the New Jersey Devils on Thursday, Oct. 3.