Letang Overtime Winner Lifts Penguins over Capitals

If you are an NHL fan that loves offense, then PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh was the place to be on Thursday night between arch rivals the Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins. This would be the first time since last May that these two teams met. Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang scored the game-winning power-play goal 1:20 into overtime to lift the Penguins to a 7-6 victory.

Jamie Oleksiak scored a goal for the Penguins 1:49 into the game.

Jakub Vrana scored 1:41 later in the first-period for the Capitals. Brooks Oprik scored 48 seconds later for Washington.

Jake Guentzel scored a power-play goal for Pittsburgh 7:27 into the first-period.

Alex Ovechkin scored a goal for the Washington Capitals 33 seconds later.

Kris Letang scored a goal for Pittsburgh 30 seconds into the second-period.

John Carlson scored a goal for Washington 3:54 into the second-period.

Jake Guentzel scored for the Penguins with 4:51 remaining in the second-period. Derrick Brassard scored 1:49 later for Pittsburgh. Evgeni Malkin scored for the Pittsburgh Penguins 2:45 into the third-period.

T.J. Oshie scored two goals for the Washington Capitals in a span of 21 seconds in the third-period. The second goal was originally waved off because of a potential high stick, but the refs overturned it.

Braden Holtby made 34 saves for the Washington Capitals. Matt Murray made 30 saves for the Pittsburgh Penguins. These two teams will play each other three more times this season.


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