Almquist puts charge in Red Wings’ win over Penguins

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PITTSBURGH – Adam Almquist scored two power-play goals in the second period and Tomas Tatar had a goal and assist to lead the Detroit Red Wings past the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 on Monday night in a preseason game.


Paval Datsyuk also scored for Detroit, netting a second-period, unassisted goal.


Almquist scored at 6:10 and 11:50 with shots from the point to put the Red Wings ahead 3-1.


Brandon Sutter netted the lone Pittsburgh goal at 1:05 of the second, to get the Penguins even at 1.


Tatar opened the scoring when he took a failed wraparound attempt and tucked the puck under the crossbar at 12:56 of the first.


Both starting goalies worked two periods. Tomas Vokoun allowed four goals on 15 shots for the Penguins. Detroit’s Jimmy Howard made 13 saves.


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