Penguins raise the Stanley Cup Banner; Kris Letang’s first NHL game back since injury!
The start of the Penguins season began with another banner raising and last look at the Stanley Cup! It was a beautiful ceremony full of energy and optimism on the season to come. The Penguins fell to the Blues in OT, it was an exciting game despite the loss. Kris led the team with total ice time of 26:06. One of the best highlights of the evening was the cheer from the crowd when Kris was introduced, fans at PPG Paints Arena and at home all over the world were happy to see him back on the ice!
Here’s the first game recap of the season!
From the Pens Inside Scoop on Kris being back in his first NHL game since February of this year:
* The one thing I was looking forward to the most was seeing Letang back in action for the first time since Feb. 21, and he did not disappoint. He nearly scored a goal on his first shift when he received a feed that he fired high. From there, Letang just continued to execute high end plays from the blue line. This morning, Sullivan discussed Letang’s ability to be a one man breakout by himself. He said when Letang is in the lineup, their transition game is better, they get out of their end zone cleaner, more efficiently and more effectively. That was absolutely true tonight, as Letang started a number of rushes that resulted in scoring chances, included one shorthanded. He said afterward he felt that he had a lot of jump early on and was able to maintain that intensity throughout the game.
Post Game Interview:
Game Day Interview