Crosby Starts 18th Season With A Bang, Pens Top Coyotes 6-2

Fans cheer as Sidney Crosby celebrates his goal during the first period of the team’s NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang started their 17th season together with a bang as the Pittsburgh Penguins raced by the Arizona Coyotes 6-2. The longtime franchise cornerstones combined for two goals and four assists. The trio joined former New York Yankee stars Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera and Jorge Posada as the longest-tenured teammates in major North American professional sports history. Jake Guentzel, Jason Zucker, Bryan Rust and Kasperi Kapanen also scored for Pittsburgh. Nick Ritchie scored twice for the rebuilding Coyotes.