ZURICH – ZSC Lions beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 Tuesday in an exhibition game to win the Victoria Cup trophy, marking the Zurich club’s biggest success against an NHL team.
Defenceman 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 opening period on assists by Thibaut Monnet and Andre Signoretti.
The Lions almost took the lead with about eight minutes left in the second period when a slap shot by Mathias Seger hit the post.
Lukas Grauwiler scored the tiebreaking goal with 5:16 left in the period, handing the Blackhawks their first loss against a European club since 1991.