Kessel Shines as Pens Defeat Red Wings

PITTSBURGH, PA - MAY 01: Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Phil Kessel (81) skates during the second period. The Washington Capitals defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 1, 2018, at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA. (Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - MAY 01: Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Phil Kessel (81) skates during the second period. The Washington Capitals defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 1, 2018, at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA. (Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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The Penguins continued to roll as they would ultimately cruise to a 3 goal victory over the Detroit Red Wings.

While Detroit cut the lead down to one early in the third period, the Penguins would go on to take control, and pull off their fourth straight win. The game included an offensive push that featured many guys getting involved, not just that powerful first line. Brassard put up two goals, which were his first points since the 11th, when he got a goal against the Islanders.

Kessel also put up a pair of goals in the game, a game where it looked like this Penguins offense was virtually unstoppable. They totaled 40 shots for the game, and scored twice on the Power Play. It was exciting to see Kessel and Brassard emerge like they did in the game today, and hopefully they will be able to keep this momentum.

Matt Murray once again had a great performance, as he made 27 saves and allowed just two goals. This Pens team has really been excelling in all phases of the game, and that statement transpired once again today, as the Penguins were able to take care of business.

This all comes after the exciting news that Jake Guentzel has renewed his contract, as he will now be with the team for another five seasons. Lots of good things happened today for the Penguins… lots.

The Pens will look to continues this momentum into a three game road trip that will begin on Saturday in St.Louis against the Blues. It will be a great opportunity to pick up some more big wins, and keep this win streak going. The Penguins have officially found their groove, and it can certainly be seen in their play.