Neal scores in SO, Penguins top Blackhawks 3-2
Posted at: 09/23/2013 10:05 PM
(AP) 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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