Series (Game 1 of 1)
ZSC Lions Zurich leads 1-0
(2-3-1, 5 pts)
2:15 PM ET, September 29, 2009
ZURICH -- ZSC Lions beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 Tuesday in an exhibition game to win the Victoria Cup trophy.
Lukas Grauwiler scored go-ahead goal with 5:16 to play, giving the Zurich club the trophy awarded to the New York Rangers for beating a Russian team before last season.
Chicago hadn't lost to a European club since 1991.
Defenseman Cam Barker put the Blackhawks ahead at 6:13 of the first period.
Zurich's Patrick Baertschi tied the score with 7:35 left in the first period on assists by Thibaut Monnet and Andre Signoretti.
The Blackhawks put 35 shots on Lions' 40-year-old Finnish goalie, Ari Sulander.
The Blackhawks beat Swiss club HC Davos 9-2 on Monday night. They open the NHL season Friday night against Florida in Helsinki.