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Sidney Crosby strong in Penguins' win over Blackhawks

Getty Images - The Penguins' Chuck Kobasew moves past the Blackhawks' Teuvo Teravainen during a preseason game Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Getty Images</em></div>The Penguins' Chuck Kobasew moves past the Blackhawks' Teuvo Teravainen during a preseason game Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013.
Getty Images - The Penguins' Joe Vitale is congratulated after scoring against the Blackhawks during a preseason game Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Chicago.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Getty Images</em></div>The Penguins' Joe Vitale is congratulated after scoring against the Blackhawks during a preseason game Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Chicago.
Getty Images - The Blackhawks' Patrick Sharp tries to knock down the puck between the Penguins' Chuck Kobasew (12) and Chris Kunitz during a preseason game Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Chicago.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Getty Images</em></div>The Blackhawks' Patrick Sharp tries to knock down the puck between the Penguins' Chuck Kobasew (12) and Chris Kunitz during a preseason game Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Chicago.
Getty Images - The Penguins' Matt D'Agostini controls the puck in front of the Blackhawks' Patrick Kane during a preseason game Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Chicago.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Getty Images</em></div>The Penguins' Matt D'Agostini controls the puck in front of the Blackhawks' Patrick Kane during a preseason game Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Chicago.
Getty Images - The Penguins' Matt Niskanen shoots against the Blackhawks during a preseason game Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Chicago.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Getty Images</em></div>The Penguins' Matt Niskanen shoots against the Blackhawks during a preseason game Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Chicago.
AP - The Blackhawks' Patrick Sharp battles for the puck against the Penguins' Joe Vitale, (left) and Robert Bortuzzo during a preseason game Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Chicago.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>The Blackhawks' Patrick Sharp battles for the puck against the Penguins' Joe Vitale, (left) and Robert Bortuzzo during a preseason game Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Chicago.
AP - The Penguins' Sidney Crosby celebrates with teammates after scoring during the second period of a preseason game Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Chicago.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>The Penguins' Sidney Crosby celebrates with teammates after scoring during the second period of a preseason game Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Chicago.
AP - Blackhawks goalie Nikolai Khabibulin blocks a shot by the Penguins' Chuck Kobasew during the first period of a preseason game Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Chicago.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>Blackhawks goalie Nikolai Khabibulin blocks a shot by the Penguins' Chuck Kobasew during the first period of a preseason game Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Chicago.
AP - The Blackhawks' Ben Smith (right) controls the puck against the Penguins' Brendan Mikkelson during a preseason game Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Chicago.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>The Blackhawks' Ben Smith (right) controls the puck against the Penguins' Brendan Mikkelson during a preseason game Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Chicago.
AP - Penguins coach Dan Bylsma watches his team during the first period of a preseason game against the Blackhawks on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Chicago.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>Penguins coach Dan Bylsma watches his team during the first period of a preseason game against the Blackhawks on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Chicago.
Getty Images - The Blackhawks' Patrick Sharp and the Penguins' Sidney Crosby await a faceoff during a preseason game Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Chicago.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Getty Images</em></div>The Blackhawks' Patrick Sharp and the Penguins' Sidney Crosby await a faceoff during a preseason game Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Chicago.
Getty Images - The Penguins' Sidney Crosby (left) talks with Robert Bortuzzo before a faceoff against the Chicago Blackhawks during a preseason game Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Chicago.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Getty Images</em></div>The Penguins' Sidney Crosby (left) talks with Robert Bortuzzo  before a faceoff against the Chicago Blackhawks during a preseason game Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Chicago.
Getty Images - The Penguins' Brendan Mikkelson tries to shoot under pressure from the Blackhawks' Ryan Hartman during a preseason game Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Chicago.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Getty Images</em></div>The Penguins' Brendan Mikkelson tries to shoot under pressure from the Blackhawks' Ryan Hartman during a preseason game Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Chicago.
AP - The Blackhawks' Patrick Kane (right) controls the puck against the Penguins' Brandon Sutter during a preseason game Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Chicago.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>The Blackhawks' Patrick Kane (right) controls the puck against the Penguins' Brandon Sutter during a preseason game Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Chicago.
AP - The Penguins' Deryk Engelland (left) and the Blackhawks' Bryan Bickell battle as they wait for the puck during a preseason game Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Chicago.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>The Penguins' Deryk Engelland (left) and the Blackhawks' Bryan Bickell battle as they wait for the puck during a preseason game Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Chicago.
AP - Penguins goalie Tomas Vokoun makes a save on the Blackhawks' Patrick Kane during the second period of a preseason game Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Chicago.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>Penguins goalie Tomas Vokoun makes a save on the Blackhawks' Patrick Kane during the second period of a preseason game Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Chicago.
AP - The Blackhawks' Marcus Kruger reacts during a shift against the Penguins in a preseason game Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Chicago.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>The Blackhawks' Marcus Kruger reacts during a shift against the Penguins in a preseason game Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Chicago.
AP - The Penguins' Derrick Pouliot waits for a pass during the first period of a preseason game Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Chicago.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>The Penguins' Derrick Pouliot waits for a pass during the first period of a preseason game Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Chicago.
Getty Images - The Penguins' Derrick Pouliot turns around the Blackhawks' Ben Smith during a preseason game Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Chicago.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Getty Images</em></div>The Penguins' Derrick Pouliot turns around the Blackhawks' Ben Smith during a preseason game Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Chicago.

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Crosby strong in win

CHICAGO — Sidney Crosby looks ready for the real stuff.

He flashed regular-season form — including an on-one-knee goal — in the Penguins' 4-3 shootout win over the Chicago Blackhawks in an exhibition game Thursday at United Center.

Defenseman Derrick Pouliot and fellow center Joe Vitale joined Crosby as Penguins scorers.

Goalie Tomas Vokoun played the entire game and did not surrender a goal in the shootout.

— Rob Rossi

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CHICAGO — Sidney Crosby looks ready for the real stuff.

He flashed regular-season form — including a on-one-knee goal — in the Penguins' 4-3 shootout win over the Chicago Blackhawks in an exhibition game United Center on Thursday.

Defenseman Derrick Pouliot and fellow center Joe Vitale joined Crosby as Penguins' scorers.

Goalie Tomas Vokoun played the entire game and did not surrender a goal in the shootout.

The Penguins (1-1-1) play next against Columbus on Saturday at Consol Energy Center.

— Rob Rossi

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