Capitals vs. Penguins: Game 4 Score and Twitter Reaction from 2016 NHL Playoffs

May 4th, 2016 by Joe Pantorno Leave a reply »

Sixteen years ago to the day, the Pittsburgh Penguins lost a five-overtime heartbreaker to the Philadelphia Flyers in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. On Wednesday night, Patric Hornqvist gave Penguins fans a reason to celebrate with an overtime decision, firing the game-winning goal 2:34 into the extra period to give the Penguins a 3-2 Game 4 win and a 3-1 series lead over the Washington Capitals. 

His chance came off of a Mike Weber turnover, via the NHL:   

Down two defensemen with Kris Letang suspended and Olli Maatta injured, Penguins rookie goalie Matt Murray continued his dream postseason with 34 saves on 36 Capital shots as Pittsburgh managed to absorb plenty of Washington pressure and found a way to win.  

Washington was also down a defenseman as Brooks Orpik sat out the first of three games after his hit on Maatta forced the Penguins player out of Game 3.

Pittsburgh had to play from behind early. Jay Beagle was the first to penetrate the short-handed Penguins defense three minutes into the game with a sharp-angled backhanded goal that beat Murray up high, via NBCSN:< ...

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