The Pens slept through most of the preseason, but they awoke in Detroit They rolled 5-1. The Wings didn't have anyone dressed, but neither did the Hawks on Monday night when they outplayed the Pens badly. This time, the Pens dominated from start to finish in their most complete game of the preseason.
Pens' new system
Haven't really touched on this during the preseason, but the Penguins are apparently playing a new system this season, or at least trying it out in the preseason. Then again, Bylsma would be smart to blend Jacques Martin's defensive ideas into the system.
Let's let @jmarshfof explain:
First Period goals
Pens' powerplay wasn't good until Jussi buried one. Matt Niskanen with an elite pass. Pens led 1-0.
The second goal was vintage Kunitz-Crosby-Dupuis.
Kunitz chipped a pass out of the zone. Crosby soared up the ice with it, found Dupes. Goal. 2-0.
Pens left the second period with a 2-0 lead and outshot the Wings 12-5....