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Phil Kessel first goal as a Pittsburgh Penguin

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Phil Kessel strikes for his first goal as a Pittsburgh Penguin, in his first exhibition game late in the first period against the Carolina Hurricanes.

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It's the moment that Pittsburgh Penguins fans have waited for all summer long - that first goal by Phil Kessel. Obviously this one doesn't really count, it's only in the preseason, but it didn't take Kessel long to light the lamp in his new home, scoring a goal at the end of the first period he played. The goal came at home in front of the new fans, and also via assists from Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz.

Lookin' good. Lookin really good.

That figures to be the first of many this season. Kessel is a five time 30 goal scorer and one of the most productive wingers in the league over the past few seasons.

The "other" line of Sergei Plotnikov, Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist also had a very successful period, with Malkin and Hornqvist picking up 2 assists on goals by defensemen Kris Letang and Olli Maatta.

It's only been one period, but all certainly is well for the most skilled players of the Penguins.