Final SO

Series (Game 2 of 2)

Pittsburgh leads 2-0

Game 1: Thursday, September 19th
Game 2: Monday, September 23rd

Blackhawks 2

(3-0-2, 8 pts)

Penguins 3

(2-2-1, 5 pts)

7:00 PM ET, September 23, 2013

CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1 2 3 SO T
CHI 0 2 0 02
PIT 0 0 2 13

K. Letang (Penguins - D): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

J. Zatkoff (Penguins - G): Saves: 30, Save Pct.: .938

B. Bickell (Blackhawks - LW): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

Neal scores in SO, Penguins top Blackhawks 3-2

Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- James Neal scored in the shootout to give the Penguins a 3-2 preseason win over the Blackhawks after Chicago's Bryan Bickell and Pittsburgh's Kris Letang scored two goals apiece in regulation on Monday night.

Letang pulled the Penguins within 2-1 at 9:23 of the third with an unassisted breakaway goal and then pulled the Penguins even at 17:44 with a power-play goal via a slapper from the point.

Bickell scored a short-handed goal from the slot 1:09 into the second when he batted in the puck out of midair. He added a power-play goal by tipping in Jeremy Morin's shot from the point at the 14:00 mark of the middle frame.

Jeff Zatkoff stopped 30 shots for Pittsburgh and Nikolai Khabibulin made 31 saves for Chicago.

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