- Jesse Rogers, Chicago Cubs beat reporter
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CHICAGO -- The Blackhawks lead the Red Wings 2-1 after two periods in Saturday’s preseason home opener.
The teams exchanged goals in the second period. Duncan Keith scored his first of the preseason on the power play at 4:48, but the Red Wings responded at the 14:49 mark. Valtteri Filppula split two defenders and scored on Marty Turco.
Keith’s power-play goal was assisted by Fernando Pisani and Patrick Kane. The sequence began on a long pass from Turco to one of his forwards standing at the opposing blue line. Pisani has assists on both Hawks goals.
The announced crowd of 20, 553 is the largest in franchise history to attend a preseason game.