Penguins win again, remain undefeated in preseason
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The Penguins improved their preseason record to 4-0 with a 4-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks tonight at Consol Energy Center.
It was their third and final home game of the exhibition season.
Evgeni Malkin's second goal of the preseason was the only one of the first period. He gave the Penguins the 1-0 lead at 12:21 after he carried the puck through traffic from behind the net most of the way around the outside of the right circle and beat Blackhawks goaltender Alec Richards under his pads.
The Penguins got a fluky goal to make it 2-0 at 3:46 of the second period. As he was being hit and falling, Craig Adams got a pass ahead to Dustin Jeffrey in the slot. Jeffrey got his stick on the puck and, even though he didn't have control of the puck, it slid past Richards.
Chicago's Kyle Beach scored from near the right dot on a long rebound when his shot scooted past the glove of Penguins goaltender Brent Johnson at 8:53 of the second period to cut the Penguins' lead to 2-1.
Another fluky goal gave the Penguins a 3-1 lead at 8:25 of the third period. Max Talbot, from low on the right side, steered the puck toward the net. It went off the stick of teammate Nick Johnson to the crease, where Chicago's Brent Seabrook inadvertently tapped it past Hannu Toivonen, who replaced Richards in net after two periods.
The Penguins' fourth goal also went in off of Seabrook. This one, at 11:23 of the third period, was set up when Chris Kunitz flipped the puck toward the net. Mark Letestu chopped at the puck, and it bounced in off of Seabrook to make it 4-1.
The Penguins' next exhibition game is Friday in a rematch at Chicago.
First Published September 28, 2010 9:23 pm