The Washington Capitals did something they haven’t done in a while: win a game in entertaining, convincing fashion. And as a bonus, they did it against the Penguins.
It was a fun first period, with the Caps securing an early lead off Nic Dowd’s stick, then extending it with Nicklas Backstrom and Richard Panik. The second period came and went without a goal, but Nic Dowd scored a shorthanded goal early in the third.
Sidney Crosby snapped the shutout as Brenden Dillon turned the puck over in the defensive zone, then Evgeni Malkin made it 4-2 with a power-play, but TJ Oshie returned fire with a quick shot from the slot to restore the three-goal lead and win.