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.