Action continued on Tuesday from the Oshawa Rookie Tournament, as the Chicago Blackhawks
beat the Pittsburgh Penguins
"I thought we played well in every game," Chicago prospects coach Ted Dent
said. "We had the day off yesterday and did a team outing, and I think we had fresh legs from the get-go."
The Hawks and Penguins were knotted at 0-0 at the end of the first period, with the best chance coming from Shawn Lalonde
, when he cut in from the left half-wall and tried to put a quick wrister past Maxime Lagace
In the second period, the Blackhawks found the back of the net three times. The first goal came courtesy of Mark McNeill
, their 2011 first-round pick, as he swung out from behind the Pittsburgh net and pushed the puck between Lagace's pads.
got on the scoresheet for the first time in this tournament, with a one-timer from Joe Lavin
during 4-on-4 play. The third Chicago goal came late in the second, as Andrew Shaw
charged in alone and snapped a shot past Lagace’s glove. David Toews
and Lavin each picked up an assist.
Chicago continued to pile on in the third, with Phillip Danault
putting a backhand between Lagace's pads.
Pittsburgh got in the board late in the period, when Keven Veilleux
lifted a rebound of a Ben Street
Despite missing the shutout, Dent was happy with the performances of his goaltenders, Johan Mattsson
and Mac Carruth
"They both played really well," he said. "They split the game, and it's not always easy coming in halfway through a period like Carruth did. I was very happy with their performance here."