Watch: Kessel shoots puck off crossbar and into Penguins' bench

Thursday November 5th, 2015

Playing against Phil Kessel should really come with a warning label, at least after what happened in Wednesday night’s game against the Vancouver Canucks.

The Penguins created a nice scoring chance when Evgeni Malkin and Kessel skated into the Canucks' zone against defenseman Dan Hamhuis. Kessel took a feed from Malkin and shot a rocket past goalie Ryan Miller and clanged off the top right corner of the crossbar.

Yes, literally a rocket, because the puck flew about 40 feet backwards and into Pittsburgh’s bench.

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Luckily no one appeared to be hurt after the play, though someone may want to check on the crossbar.

-- Beth Maiman

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