Washington Capitals Play Better All Around Game In Shootout Loss To Penguins

December 23rd, 2010 by Alan Zlotorzynski Leave a reply »
The Washington Capitals played their best all-around game since shutting out the Tampa Bay Lighting 6-0 back on November 26, but lost in a shootout 3-2 before a very rowdy and loud crowd at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC.  

As expected, both teams came out flying and hitting. Alexander Ovechkin would lay big hits on several Penguins, the biggest on his Russian rival, Evegni Malkin. The Pens would weather the early storm and score first.

Sidney Crosby, riding a 22-game point-scoring streak, needed just 3:17 to extend that streak to 23 games. Crosby was left all alone standing next to Capitals rookie goalie Michael Neuvirth and deflected a pass from Chris Letang past Neuvirth, giving the visiting Pens the lead one to nothing.

The Capitals power play would continue to struggle in the first period. Washington would go 0-2 with extra man and squander a 1:12 two-man advantage.  

Washington, playing as if this were a playoff game, never stopped skating and after out-shooting the Pens 12-6 in the first period would finally tie the game in the second period.

The goal would come on the struggling power play after a p ...

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