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Pre-season clips: Kessel exhibits early spark

Phil Kessel

Phil Kessel


Yes, it’s true that these games don’t “count.”

Yes, it’s also true that we’ll forget about most incidents that don’t lead to 10-game suspensions or big injuries.

Even so, some hockey fans appreciate getting a rundown of the more interesting moments from a given night of the pre-season, so let’s glide through a few quick bits.

  • Plenty of eyes (at least in the hockey world) were on Phil Kessel as he made his “debut” with the Pittsburgh Penguins. He didn’t disappoint, scoring twice as the Pens beat the Carolina Hurricanes 7-3.

  • Mathew Dumba scored the only goal, in OT, as the Minnesota Wild won 1-0 against the Winnipeg Jets: has a nice roundup if you want to catch up on all of the pre-season action from Tuesday. (Also, take a gander at Rotoworld’s NHL section.)

Oh yeah, and in case you missed it, Jack Eichel definitely stood out on Monday.