by Tony on 09/22/10 at 11:29 PM ET
The Penguins got off to a good start tonight in the first ever hockey game at the Consol Energy Center, defeating the Detroit Red Wings, 5-1.
New Penguin Mike Comrie scored the first goal in the new arena. Rookie Ryan Craig scored twice, while Sidney Crosby and Brett Sterling scored as well. Ruslan Salei scored the lone goal for the Red Wings.
Detroit center Johan Franzen left the game early in the first period with what’s being described as a charley horse after a collision with Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik. Orpik was given a major kneeing penalty and a game misconduct.
Pens center Sidney Crosby also left the game after two periods with soreness in his hip flexor. He described it as not being serious.
The Pens return to the ice on Friday night at Columbus.
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