The Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins in Sunday afternoon by a score of 2-1 via the shootout. Chicago scored all three times in their shootout attempts while Corey Crawford was able to stop Kris Letang’s shot.
Patrick Sharp scored the game winner after Crawford had made the save.
The Blackhawks are now 7-2 on the season in shootouts. Penguins forward David Perron was not happy about the shootout process ending with the Pittsburgh loss.
“It’s almost unfortunate that it wasn’t a playoff game where I guess you could see a real winner and win,” Perron said. “They got the two points today, but I thought we were satisfied with how we played the whole 65 minutes.”
Chicago got on the board in the second period with a goal from defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson, and the Penguins scored early in the third off the stick of Nick Spaling.
One of the weird things that happened in this game was Penguins forward Sidney Crosby was sent off for tripping Johnny Oduya and was in the penalty box before the officials conferred and decided that it was not a trip, allowing Crosby to leave the box.
In the end it didn’t matter for the Blackhawks, who gained some ground in their division on the Nashville Predators who were inactive today.