• According to observers, Kasperi Kapanen looked like an 18 year old hockey player in his first preseason game Tuesday night vs Columbus. Kapanen struggled mightily with his board and wall play, failing to win puck battles on attainable pucks to get out. However, the advance stats were on Kapanen’s side. He posted a “Corsi For” (Penguins directed shots on opposition with Kapanen on ice) of 26 and “Corsi Against” (Shots directed at Penguins own net with Kapanen on ice) of 10 in all situations, finishing with a Corsi of +16, tops among all forwards from both teams. At even strength, Kapanen finished with a Corsi percentage of 70.5%.
9/23 vs Blue Jackets: -1, 2 SOG, 1 Hit, 1 GV, 16:12