Derrick Pouliot wasn't sure of the protocol or traditions. Does someone fish the puck out of the net for you when your first NHL goal comes in a preseason game?

The teenage defenseman looked around the visiting locker room Thursday night at Chicago's United Center.

"Hopefully someone got it" Pouliot said then laughed and shrugged.

He wasn't going to sweat that detail. Besides if things go as planned Pouliot will get his first regular-season -- and therefore official -- goal with the Penguins sooner rather than later with more memorable moments to follow.

Pouliot drafted eighth overall by the Penguins in 2012 was noticeable for a few reasons in Thursday's 4-3 shootout exhibition win against the Blackhawks.

He scored on a power play in the first period moving in from the right point and taking a nice cross-zone feed from Chris Kunitz. Pouliot's shot was far from blistering but it made its point.

"I just put it toward the net" he said. "It hit a stick and slipped [between goalie Nikolai Khabibulin's pads]. A goal is a goal. I'm pretty happy. First one."

Pouliot also killed penalties against Chicago a task he took on to a greater extent last year in junior hockey. In the third period he went back for the puck in his defensive zone where Chicago's Ben Smith took the puck off him and scored short-handed.