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: