Kris Letang scores in third recreation since stroke, Penguins win

SUNRISE, Fla. — Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang scored in his third recreation again since having a stroke and the Penguins beat the Florida Panthers 4-2 on Thursday evening.

Letang had the stroke Nov. 28, returned to follow 10 days later and received again within the lineup Saturday in opposition to Buffalo. Within the second interval in opposition to Florida, Letang scored a short-handed aim off a breakaway move from Bryan Rust to tie it at 1.

“He has labored onerous to get again particularly this fast,” Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby stated. “That was a giant aim within the recreation, a shorthanded aim is large however for him, what he has gone by way of, it's enjoyable to see him again on the market doing his factor. He actually didn't ease his method into it and that's the method he likes it.”

Jake Guentzel scored twice and Evgeni Malkin added a power-play aim for the Penguins. They received for the seventh consecutive time and are 12-1-1 of their previous 14 video games.

Malkin appeared to have injured his proper knee on his aim as he was struck by a slap shot from Crosby.

The puck ended up within the web off the publish, however Malkin hit the ice and needed to be helped to the workforce's medical room. Malkin has had surgical procedure on his proper knee up to now however each Crosby and coach Mike Sullivan didn't assume it was too severe an harm.

“It is a humorous method to rating, however a aim is a aim,” Sullivan stated. “The preliminary prognosis is optimistic so that could be a optimistic signal.”

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