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AP - Penguins center Evgeni Malkin battles with Red Wings center Cory Emmerton during the second period of their preseason game Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in Detroit.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>Penguins center Evgeni Malkin battles with  Red Wings center Cory Emmerton during the second period of their preseason game Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in Detroit.
AP - Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek stops a shot as Penguins left wing James Neal tries to get a rebound in the first period of their preseason game Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in Detroit.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek stops a shot as Penguins left wing James Neal tries to get a rebound in the first period of their preseason game Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in Detroit.
Getty Images - The Red Wings' Drew Miller scores a second-period goal past a diving Marc-Andre Fleury during their preseason game Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in Detroit.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Getty Images</em></div>The Red Wings' Drew Miller scores a second-period goal past a diving Marc-Andre Fleury during their preseason game Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in Detroit.
Getty Images - The Red Wings' Brendan Smith takes a second-period shot in front of the Penguins' Tanner Glass during their preseason game Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in Detroit.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Getty Images</em></div>The Red Wings' Brendan Smith takes a second-period shot in front of the Penguins' Tanner Glass during their preseason game Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in Detroit.
Getty Images - Penguins defenseman Kris Letang tries to get around the stick of the Red Wings' Riley Sheahan during the second period of their preseason game Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in Detroit.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Getty Images</em></div>Penguins defenseman Kris Letang tries to get around the stick of the Red Wings' Riley Sheahan during the second period of their preseason game Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in Detroit.
Getty Images - The Penguins' Chuck Kobasew battles for the puck during the first period against the Red Wings in a preseason game Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in Detroit.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Getty Images</em></div>The Penguins' Chuck Kobasew battles for the puck during the first period against the Red Wings in a preseason game Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in Detroit.
Getty Images - The Penguins' Sidney Crosby controls the puck in the third period in front of the Red Wings' Brian Lashoff during their preseason game Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in Detroit.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Getty Images</em></div>The Penguins' Sidney Crosby controls the puck in the third period in front of the Red Wings' Brian Lashoff during their preseason game Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in Detroit.
Getty Images - The Penguins' Evgeni Malkin tries to get around the Red Wings' Kyle Quincey during the third period of their preseason game Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in Detroit.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Getty Images</em></div>The Penguins' Evgeni Malkin tries to get around the Red Wings' Kyle Quincey during the third period of their preseason game Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in Detroit.
Getty Images - The Penguins' Brandon Sutter battles for the puck with the Red Wings' Adam Almqvist during the third period of their preseason game Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in Detroit.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Getty Images</em></div>The Penguins' Brandon Sutter battles for the puck with the Red Wings' Adam Almqvist during the third period of their preseason game Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in Detroit.
AP - Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz (center) celebrates his goal with Sidney Crosby (87) and Evgeni Malkin (71) during the period against the Red Wings on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in Detroit.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz (center) celebrates his goal with Sidney Crosby (87) and Evgeni Malkin (71) during the period against the Red Wings on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in Detroit.
AP - Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz (14) scores on Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek (34) during the third period of their preseason game Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in Detroit.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz (14) scores on Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek (34) during the third period of their preseason game Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in Detroit.
Getty Images - The Red Wings' Todd Bertuzzi looks to get a second-period shot off around the Penguins' Matt Niskanen during their preseason game Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in Detroit.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Getty Images</em></div>The Red Wings' Todd Bertuzzi looks to get a second-period shot off around the Penguins' Matt Niskanen during their preseason game Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in Detroit.
Getty Images - The Red Wings' Cory Emmerton battles for the puck with the Penguins' Evgeni Malkin during the period of their preseason game Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in Detroit.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Getty Images</em></div>The Red Wings' Cory Emmerton battles for the puck with the Penguins' Evgeni Malkin during the period of their preseason game Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in Detroit.
Getty Images - The Red Wings' Danny DeKeyser looks up ice after getting around the Penguins' James Neal during the first period of their preseason game Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in Detroit.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Getty Images</em></div>The Red Wings' Danny DeKeyser looks up ice after getting around the Penguins' James Neal during the first period of their preseason game Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in Detroit.
Getty Images - The Penguins' Evgeni Malkin tries to get around the stick of the Red Wings' Drew Miller during the first period of their preseason game Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in Detroit.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Getty Images</em></div>The Penguins' Evgeni Malkin tries to get around the stick of the Red Wings' Drew Miller during the first period of their preseason game Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in Detroit.
Getty Images - The Penguins' Kris Letang takes a shot around the stick of the Red Wings' Riley Sheahan during their preseason game Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in Detroit.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Getty Images</em></div>The Penguins' Kris Letang takes a shot around the stick of the Red Wings' Riley Sheahan during their preseason game Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in Detroit.
AP - Red Wings defenseman Mattias Backman (64) battles with Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (71) for the puck during the first period of their preseason game Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in Detroit.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>Red Wings defenseman Mattias Backman (64) battles with Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (71) for the puck during the first period of their preseason game Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in Detroit.
AP - Penguins left wing Jussi Jokinen (36) lifts a shot past Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek (34) to score a goal during the first period of their preseason game Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in Detroit.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>Penguins left wing Jussi Jokinen (36) lifts a shot past Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek (34) to score a goal during the first period of their preseason game Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in Detroit.
AP - Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (71) passes past Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith (2) during the first period of their preseason game Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in Detroit.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (71) passes past Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith (2) during the first period of their preseason game Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in Detroit.
Getty Images - The Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) talks with Chris Kunitz during the third period against the Red Wings on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in Detroit.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Getty Images</em></div>The Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) talks with Chris Kunitz during the third period against the Red Wings on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in Detroit.

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By Josh Yohe
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, 10:06 p.m.
 

DETROIT — Maybe returning to the building of his greatest triumph was just what Marc-Andre Fleury needed. Of course, it didn't hurt that most of Detroit's stars didn't play.

Nonetheless, the Penguins' goalie had his best performance of a shaky preseason as the Penguins handled a depleted Red Wings lineup at Joe Louis Arena, 5-1.

The Penguins got two goals from Chris Kunitz and one each from Craig Adams, Jussi Jokinen and Pascal Dupuis.

A misplay by Fleury led to Drew Miller's goal, but he was otherwise strong. He will see plenty of action when the regular season begins; backup goalie Tomas Vokoun won't be ready to start the season Oct. 3 as he recovers from surgery to dissolve a blood clot.

The Penguins finished the preseason 3-2-1.

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