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Red Wings Begin Preseason With 3-2 Loss To Penguins

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The Detroit Red Wings opened their 2011 slate of preseason games on Wednesday night in Pittsburgh with a 3-2 loss to the Penguins. Niklas Kronwall and Jiri Hudler had the two goals for the Red Wings. Scoring for the Penguins were Chris Kunitz, Evgeni Malkin and Matt Niskanen.

Here's a look at the lineup the Red Wings went with for Wednesday's game:


Dan Cleary -- Pavel Datsyuk -- Jiri Hudler

Patrick Eaves -- Cory Emmerton -- Fabian Brunnstrom

Drew Miller -- Ryan Johnson -- Jan Mursak

Tomas Tatar -- Chris Conner -- Tomas Holmstrom


Niklas Kronwall -- Brad Stuart

Brendan Smith -- Mike Commodore

Garnet Exelby -- Logan Pyett


Jimmy Howard started and Joey MacDonald played in the third period

The Red Wings are off to London, Ontario, to take on the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night. The Flyers will visit Joe Louis Arena on Friday night for the Red Wings' first home game of the preseason.