Series (Game 1 of 2)
Series tied 1-1
(1-3-0, 2 pts)
(4-0-0, 8 pts)
7:00 PM ET, September 28, 2010
E. Malkin (C):
M. Letestu (C):
P. Martin (D):
PITTSBURGH -- Evgeni Malkin scored for Pittsburgh and the Penguins beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 Tuesday night.
Dustin Jeffrey, Nick Johnson and Mark Letestu also had goals for Pittsburgh, and Paul Martin had two assists. Kyle Beach scored for Chicago, which fell to 1/3 in the preseason. The Penguins are 4-0.
The game matched the past two Stanley Cup champions -- but the lineups did not. Malkin played, but fellow Penguins stars Sidney Crosby, Marc-Andre Fleury and Brooks Orpik were among the scratches. Chicago chose not to dress, among others, Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith, Marian Hossa and Marty Turco.
Both of the Penguins' third-period goals went in off of Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook.