After being forced to the sidelines for the final eight minutes of his team's 4-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks, Pittsburgh's Jordan Staal returned to the ice against Calgary and contributed a goal and an assist in the Penguins 5-3 victory Saturday night over the Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
Staal collected his 200th career point assisting on defenseman Matt Niskanen's goal in the second period. In the third period, Calgary scored twice to cut their deficit to only one goal, but when Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff was pulled for an extra attacker Staal deposited the puck in the empty net for his first goal of the young season.
Pittsburgh improved to 2-0 on their season opening tour of Western Canada. The Pens wrap up their work north of the border Sunday against Edmonton. This is only the second time in Penguins history the team has opened the season with three straight games away from home.