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Crosby makes preseason debut, Fleury stops 25 shots as Penguins blank Red Wings 2-0

  • Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (35) stops a shot by Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) in the third period of a NHL preseason hockey game in Detroit Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (35) stops a shot by Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) in the third period of a NHL preseason hockey game in Detroit Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) looks to pass as Detroit Red Wings' Henrik Zetterberg (40), of Sweden, defends in the first period of a NHL preseason hockey game in Detroit Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) looks to pass as Detroit Red Wings' Henrik Zetterberg (40), of Sweden, defends in the first period of a NHL preseason hockey game in Detroit Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) is congratulated by Brandon Sutter (16) after beating the Detroit Red Wings 2-0 in a NHL preseason hockey game in Detroit Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) is congratulated by Brandon Sutter (16) after beating the Detroit Red Wings 2-0 in a NHL preseason hockey game in Detroit Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)  (The Associated Press)

Sidney Crosby made his exhibition debut in Pittsburgh's final preseason game, and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 25 shots to lead the Penguins past the Detroit Red Wings 2-0 Wednesday night.

Blake Comeau and Oskar Sundqvist scored for Pittsburgh (3-3), and Nick Spaling had two assists. Crosby, the reigning NHL MVP, did not have a point. He has missed time in training camp because of a wrist injury and his grandmother's death.

Jimmy Howard stopped 31 shots for Detroit (3-2-1).

Comeau scored in the second period and Sundqvist got his goal in the third.

Red Wings left wing Tomas Tatar was groggy as he was helped to the locker room late in the game after a cross-check by Comeau.