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Penguins Vs. Blackhawks: Pens 5-0 In Preseason After 4-2 Win

The Pittsburgh Penguins are now 5-0 in NHL preseason action after knocking off the Blackhawks Saturday in Chicago, 4-2.

Steve Sullivan scored a power-play goal on a slapshot late in the first period to put the Penguins up, 1-0.

Then Matt Cooke scored a shorthanded goal in the second period when he got the puck in the middle of the ice and caught Blackhawks goalie Ray Emery skating way too far from the goal.

Joe Vitale scored for the Penguins a few minutes later. Brandon Pirri got the Blackhawks back into the game with a power-play goal at the tail end of the second period and an even-strength goal halfway through the third, but Evgeni Malkin scored an empty-netter with less than a minute left to clinch the game for the Pens.

Brent Johnson played the entire game and had 35 saves for the Pens.

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Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.