Kris Letang gets his 33rd assist; Pens shutdown the Red Wings 4-1!
“You add Comeau to the group and you look at who we’ve got back in the last 10 days, [Patric] Hornqvist, [Evgeni Malkin], Comeau,” Penguins coach Mike Johnston said. “That line was very good tonight and it gives us some depth. … We’ve watched every team close, and Detroit’s a very good hockey team. They’ve been playing well lately. They’re a dangerous team and I thought, at least for the first part of the game, we kept them back on their heels.”
Comeau helped set up Pittsburgh’s first goal when he sent a pass to Kris Letang at the point for a slap shot. Letang’s shot deflected off Red Wings forward Luke Glendening and the end boards before going to Hornqvist to the right of the net, where he lifted a wrist shot over goalie Petr Mrazek’s pad 1:51 into the first.
|01:51||PIT||Patric Hornqvist (15) ASST: Kris Letang (33), Blake Comeau (9)||1 – 0 PIT|
|12:15||PIT||Blake Comeau (12) ASST: Patric Hornqvist (18)||2 – 0 PIT|
|03:04||PIT||David Perron (14) ASST: Maxim Lapierre (8), Paul Martin (11)||3 – 0 PIT|
|07:52||PIT||Nick Spaling (8) ASST: Rob Scuderi (7), Simon Despres (13)||4 – 0 PIT|
|13:26||DET||PPG – Stephen Weiss (7) ASST: Henrik Zetterberg (33), Niklas Kronwall (25)||4 – 1 PIT|