The Penguins extended their winning streak to 10 games with a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals tonight at Consol Energy Center.
It was also their eighth home win in a row and gave them a three-game season series sweep of the Capitals.
Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury picked up his 16th win.
The Penguins played without center Evgeni Malkin and defenseman Kris Letang, both injured.
Alex Ovechkin opened the scoring for Washington with a power-play goal at 8:14 of the second period. Troy Brouwer took a shot that never made it to the net, instead glancing off of the Penguins' Matt Niskanen and out to Ovechkin, who blasted it past goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury from the left circle to make it 1-0.
The Penguins answered with a power-play goal to tie it, 1-1, at 11:07 of the second period. After a blocked shot, Sidney Crosby passed the puck back to Paul Martin, whose shot from the center point eluded goaltender Braden Holtby, who was screened by the Penguins' Brandon Sutter.
Penguins win 10th straight with 2-1 victory over Capitals
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Mar 20