Goaltender Tristan Jarry made 30 saves and Chris Kunitz tallied twice, as the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Chicago Blackhawks, 2-0, in preseason action at the United Center on Wednesday night.
The win evened the Penguins exhibition record at 1-1-0. The two teams will face off once again on Friday night in Pittsburgh.
Jarry figures to start the season as the backup to Marc-Andre Fleury while Matt Murray recovers from a broken hand suffered at the World Cup of Hockey. He was especially impressive early in the contest, stopping 13 shots during the opening frame.
Tom Sestito provided some fireworks as well, dropping the gloves against Jordin Tootoo in the first period. It was a carry over from a feud that started last season while Tootoo was a member of the New Jersey Devils.
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins open training camp on Saturday at the Toyota Sportsplex in Wilkes-Barre. The first on-ice session is slated for 10:30 am that morning, and all practices at the Toyota Sportsplex are free and open to the public. Find a full training camp schedule here.
Individual tickets for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton home games can be purchased at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza box office, online through Ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000.
Season ticket packages for the 2016-17 season of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins hockey, including 22-game, 12-game and Flexbook plans, are available by contacting the Penguins directly at (570) 208-7367. More info on packages is available here.