Capitals vs. Penguins Recap: Pittsburgh plows caps

The capitals fell 3 to 0 in Washington on the penguins for the second time in three nights.

Here’s the plus / minus on Saturday night:

Plus: There was not a single positive result that could be withdrawn from the shutdown loss.

Minus: In one final frame that Washington had to win (big), Pittsburgh beat them 11 to 5.

Six other notes about the game:

  1. Less than three minutes into the competition, Bryan Rust gave the Penguins the lead. A fall from Garnet Hathaway gave Rust a long runaway he didn’t miss.
  2. 26 seconds into the second period, Rust extended the Penguins with his 22nd of the season. Rust blocked a shot from Dmitry Orlov, which he then turned the other way and hid behind Ilya Samsonov.
  3. Jeff Carter scored shortly after mid-game to give the Penguins the lead by three. A hard pass from Kris Letang allowed Carter to shoot the puck from the slot into the net.
  4. The game’s first penalty came in 46 minutes, a delay in the game against Trevor van Riemsdyk.
  5. Both teams would have power play opportunities in the third game, but neither club was able to connect.
  6. A fight between Brenden Dillon and Teddy Blueger was the culmination of the third period.

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