James Neal and Sidney Crosby scored during a shootout to give the Penguins a 3-2 victory over Chicago in a preseason game at Consol Energy Center tonight. The Penguins 2-2-1 in exhibition play will wrap up their six-game preseason schedule in Detroit Wednesday. Bryan Bickell put Chicago in front 1-0 with a shorthanded goal at 1:09 of the second period as he knocked a puck out of the air and past goalie Jeff Zatkoff. Bickell struck again at 14:00 as he deflected in Jeremy Morin's slap shot from the left point during a man-advantage. Morin's goal was the Blackhawks' first on the power play in 22 tries during this preseason. Kris Letang got the Penguins to within one at 9:23 of the third period as he picked off a pass before breaking in on Chicago goalie Nikolai Khabibulin and beating him with a backhander. Letang then forced overtime by driving a shot over Khabibulin's glove during a power play at 17:44.
Penguins beat Blackhawks, 3-2, in shootout
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Sep 24