2-minute Drill: Kessel Helps Pens to Fourth Straight Win; Team Inks Guentzel to Extension

| December 28, 2018

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  • Phil Kessel had two goals and an assist, leading the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 5-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings and continuing a lovefest between the team’s fans and its quirky right winger that is going on its fourth season now.
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed center Jake Guentzel to a five-year contract extension with an average annual value of $6 million, the team announced Thursday.
  • Passed over for the Pro Bowl last week, JuJu Smith-Schuster received the vote that mattered most to him Thursday when he was named the Pittsburgh Steelers team MVP.
  • Duquesne junior guard Mike Lewis II, who stayed with the program through last season after former coach Jim Ferry was fired but had his playing time cut this year, has decided to leave the program and transfer, coach Keith Dambrot said Thursday night.
  • Jarvis Landry got a history lesson Thursday afternoon.

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