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Cooke scores twice in Pens scrimmage

Associated Press

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PITTSBURGH – Matt Cooke scored twice to lead the Black team to a 5-4 shootout over the White team in a Pittsburgh Penguins intrasquad scrimmage on Wednesday.


Tyler Kennedy and Brandon Sutter also scored for the Black team in the scrimmage played in front of a packed house at Consol Energy Center.


Sutter, who came to Pittsburgh in a trade for popular center Jordan Staal last spring, also had two assists and was the game’s MVP.


Reigning NHL MVP Evgeni Malkin had a goal and an assist for the White team. Kris Letang, Chris Kunitz and Beau Bennett also scored for the White team.


The free exhibition draw a massive crowd, with several thousand fans being turned away at the door after the arena reached capacity.


The Penguins open the season on Saturday in Philadelphia.