RECAP: Preseason Game 1: Pens lose 5-4

Pens lost 5-4 in OT.

James Neal looked good

No clue why that Jacket threw it back into his zone. Weird seeing the pens score, though. It's been a while. Good to hear the arrogance in Paul Steigerwald's voice is already in midseason form.

Chuck Kobasew scores two.

Kobasew is playing for a job, and he made a good first impression. He scored two dirty goals.

Other stuff

–Somewhere in the first period Bylsma went off on one of the refs. He seemed really jammed about it. Jacques Martin looked at home behind the bench.

–Hybrid icing. We kind of like it. But it's gonna be rife with controversy, especially when it's gonna be a judgment call by the linesmen every time. There are pros and cons. Looking forward to the remainder of the preseason to see what it's all about.

— Big minutes for Scuds. And big minutes for Matt Niskanen:

– Pouliot looked the best of the young D-men in the group that played.

– Pens lost on this goal, by the way:

–Test Tube had like 6 points.

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