Teuvo Teravainen roofed a shot from the slot past goaltender Richard Bachman with less than a minute left in the second period for his first goal in a Chicago Blackhawks uniform as part of a 5-0 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday at the Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon.
Teravainen, 20, played in three games for Hawks last season after scoring 44 points (nine goals, 35 assists) with Jokerit in SM-Liiga. It was his first preseason game this year.
Joakim Nordstrom and Kris Versteeg also made their preseason debuts for the Hawks. Versteeg scored the fifth and final goal on a two-on-one with Bryan Bickell in the third period. Bickell and Versteeg each had a goal and an assist while Teravainen, Garret Ross and Andrew Shaw also lit the lamp. Goaltender Scott Darling recorded the shutout and the Hawks improved to 2-2 during preseason play.
Darling made 22 saves and had some help along the way with three shots ringing off the post. Bachman could not hold off Hawks' offense and took the loss, on the other hand. The Hawks were shutout on two power plays, but in turn killed four penalties.
Bickell opened the scoring with a redirect off a long shot by Nick Leddy with six minutes to go in the first period. Duncan Keith one-timed a loose puck along the boards, which bounced off Ross and into the net. Keith and Trevor van Riemsdyk were credited with the assists. Shaw redirected David Rundblad's shot with eight and half minutes left in the third period.
The Hawks host the Montreal Canadiens at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.