This result of the game surely won't be appreciated by the Pittsburgh Penguins fan base, as the Pens lost 4-2 at the hands of the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night. However, there is one element of the game that might make them smile, and that's seeing forward Phil Kessel drop the gloves in a fight during the Penguins' loss.
First, let's congratulate the guy: Kessel also got his name on the scoresheet. The forward deflected a hard pass from Sidney Crosby which traveled through a pair of defenders.
However, it was another rough night for Kessel. Midway through the second period, New Jersey defenseman Damon Severson blasted a shot from the high slot past DeSmith after Kessel left him uncovered. This might be what pushed Kessel to get aggressive and start a fight.
The Pens forward denied New Jersey another goal later in the second period in a very unconventional way. That's when Kessel dropped the gloves with Devils grinder Brett Seney, behind the play. The play was blown dead despite a New Jersey breakaway. Kessel was given an extra minor penalty while Seney received only two minutes for roughing.
You can see the fight in the video above, atop of this article.
Crosby had two assists including on what was the game-tying goal early in the second period. While Kessel's fight might make some fans smile, it does not change the fact that things have been quite difficult for Pittsburgh so far this season. The Pens have lost five of their last six contests and all of the losses have come against Metro Division rivals. They lost two contests at the hands of the Devils...