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Penguins rally past Blackhawks for shootout win

Tuesday, 09.24.2013 / 1:28 AM

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Penguins rally past Blackhawks for shootout win
Chicago Blackhawks 2, Pittsburgh Penguins 3
Three Stars of the Game
Kris Letang
1st
G: 2Shots: 5
A: 0Hits: 2
PTS: 2PIM: 4
+/-: 0TOI: 26:24
Jeff Zatkoff
2nd
SA: 32TOI: 64:51
GA: 2
PIM: 0
SV%: .938
Bryan Bickell
3rd
G: 2Shots: 5
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 14:53

Kris Letang scored twice in the third period and James Neal and Sidney Crosby scored in the shootout to help the Pittsburgh Penguins rally past the Chicago Blackhawks, 3-2, at Consol Energy Center.

With Pittsburgh trailing 2-0, Letang cut the deficit in half midway through the third when he intercepted Sheldon Brookbank's pass near Chicago's blue line and backhanded a shot past Nikolai Khabibulin to make it 2-1 with 10:31 remaining.

Letang's second goal came via the power play. With Theo Peckham in the penalty box for high sticking, Letang ripped a slap shot past Khabibulin with 2:16 left.

"We got one real power play and we got a chance to capitalize on it," Letang said. "We had great looks, great chances. I think we did a good job moving the puck, shooting the puck. The power play looked good for the first time that we were all together on the ice.

"We didn't really play any games with our full lineup. It's tough to adjust and even if we've been together for a while, it's training camp and you try to get the rust off."

Bryan Bickell scored two goals for Chicago. His first came shorthanded 1:09 into the second period, when he slapped the puck out of midair and past Penguins goalie Jeff Zatkoff to give the Blackhawks a 1-0 lead. He made it 2-0 via the power play with six minutes left in the second, redirecting Jeremy Morin's slap shot past Zatkoff.

"(Bickell) is a big body and he can see pucks and he's got a great shot as well," Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said. "He's got that capability of scoring those types of goals and he'll probably be playing with a couple of guys who can get him the puck too. So, we expect his production to be better than it's been."

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
01:09
CHI
SHG - Bryan Bickell (1) Tip-in - ASST: Brandon Pirri (1), Johnny Oduya (1)
1 - 0 CHI
14:00
CHI
PPG - Bryan Bickell (2) Tip-in - ASST: Jeremy Morin (1), Michael Kostka (1)
2 - 0 CHI
3rd Period
09:23
PIT
Kris Letang (1) Backhand shot - ASST: NONE
2 - 1 CHI
17:44
PIT
PPG - Kris Letang (2) Slapshot - ASST: Evgeni Malkin (1), James Neal (1)
2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
00:00
PIT
James Neal (1) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE
2 - 2 Tie
00:00
PIT
Sidney Crosby (1) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE
2 - 2 Tie
Shootout
RNDPITCHITOTAL
1J. Neal
B. Pirri
2 - 2
2S. Crosby
B. Bickell
2 - 2
penalty summary
1st Period
07:22
PIT
Beau Bennett  Interference  - 2 min against  Drew LeBlanc
16:01
PIT
Kris Letang  Roughing  - 2 min against  Brad Mills
16:01
PIT
Sidney Crosby  Holding  - 2 min against  Brad Mills
16:01
CHI
Brad Mills  Roughing  - 2 min against  Kris Letang
19:06
PIT
Kris Letang  Tripping  - 2 min against  Joakim Nordstrom
19:19
CHI
Michael Kostka  Interference  - 2 min against  Pascal Dupuis
2nd Period
08:15
PIT
James Neal  Delaying Game-Puck over glass  - 2 min
11:49
CHI
Phillip Danault  Roughing  - 2 min against  Harry Zolnierczyk
11:49
PIT
Harry Zolnierczyk  Roughing  - 2 min against  Phillip Danault
13:25
PIT
Beau Bennett  Boarding  - 2 min against  Joakim Nordstrom
3rd Period
05:37
PIT
Sidney Crosby  Roughing  - 2 min against  Jeremy Morin
05:37
CHI
Jeremy Morin  Roughing  - 2 min against  Sidney Crosby
06:24
CHI
Michael Kostka  Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  James Neal
16:23
CHI
Theo Peckham  Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Chuck Kobasew
19:51
PIT
Chris Kunitz  Slashing  - 2 min against  Johnny Oduya
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
NONE
goalie stats
Nikolai Khabibulin
SA: 33TOI: 65:00
GA: 2SV%: .939
Jeff Zatkoff
SA: 32TOI: 64:51
GA: 2SV%: .938