Kris Letang returns to the lineup, scores his 16th goal of the season – Penguins fall to the Hurricanes 3-2 in shootout
The Penguins gain a point after a shoot out loss to the Carolina Hurricanes. Kris Letang returned to the line up and scored a goal, his 16th of the season. The Pens hold 3rd place in the Metro division, 2 points ahead of first wild card team, the Hurricanes.
The road trip and playoff race continues to Nashville, where the Penguins will play the Predators on Thursday!
From Snap Shots: * Overall, Sullivan said that Letang was “great all night” in his return to the lineup after missing 11 games with an upper-body injury.
Letang felt like he hit his stride early in the season and was building on it at the time of his injury, so it was especially frustrating for him to be sidelined. But as per usual, Letang looked like he picked up right where he left off despite missing almost a month, scoring a huge goal and finishing with 26:45 minutes of ice time.
However, because of the 10-minute misconduct, Letang wasn’t allowed to participate in the shootout. Which hurt the Pens, as he is one of their best shootout guys.
Post Game reaction from Kris Letang and teammates: