Series (Game 1 of 2)
Pittsburgh leads 2-0
(0-2-0, 0 pts)
(2-0-0, 4 pts)
7:00 PM ET, September 22, 2011
CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
J. Staal (Penguins - C): Goals: 2, Assists: 0
M. Cooke (Penguins - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0
T. Kennedy (Penguins - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 2
PITTSBURGH -- Jordan Staal scored twice in the third period
to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins past the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 in
exhibition play on Thursday night.
Matt Cooke and Tyler Kennedy also scored for the Penguins, who
got all their goals in the third period after falling behind 1-0.
Staal started the run by putting in a rebound. Cooke, one of the
game's most notorious hitters, showed soft hands with a deflection
of a backhand from Craig Adams to give the Penguins (2-0) the lead.
Michael Frolik scored in the second period for the Blackhawks
Chicago starting goaltender Alexander Salak stopped all eight
shots he faced before giving way to veteran Ray Emery, who allowed
four goals on 19 shots.