Penguins 4, Wild 1

Evgeni Malkin continued his strong preseason with a goal and two

assists and the Pittsburgh Penguins had four power-play goals in a

4-1 preseason win over the Minnesota Wild 4-1 on Saturday.

Defenseman Joseph Morrow, Pittsburgh’s first-round draft choice,

had a goal and an assist, and Pascal Dupuis and Brian Strait also

scored for the Penguins, who have won all three of their preseason

games. Pittsburgh’s Brad Thiessen made 16 saves.

Eric Nystrom had a third-period goal for the Wild, who had won

their first three preseason games.

Consol Energy Center was filled by thousands of youth hockey

players as part of the Penguins’ program in which they distributed

18,000 free tickets to area youth.

Malkin missed the final three months of last season with a torn

ACL, but the former NHL scoring champion has five points in two

preseason games.