Penguins Win Thriller in Washington
Crosby ended up stealing the show for Pittsburgh in an epic 4-3 shootout win Sunday afternoon, much to the chagrin of the tissue-toting Capitals fans at the Verizon Center.
Crosby picked up a goal and an assist in regulation, and then scored the game-winner in the shootout to give the Penguins their fifth straight win, completing a perfect road trip where they gained 10 of a possible 10 points.
Following Crosby's shootout goal, Marc-Andre Fleury stopped Ovechkin to clinch the win for Pittsburgh.
The Penguins held a 3-1 lead going into the third period, only to have the Capitals roar back with two goals just 49 seconds apart. After Ovechkin's 47th goal of the season, Brooks Laich took advantage of a bad line change by the Penguins and beat Fleury on a breakaway to tie the game.
It's possible these two teams could meet in the postseason, which would be absolute madness based on this game. It was nothing but frantic back-and-forth action and outstanding goaltending, with a healthy dose of physical play that was not for the faint of heart.
Had it not been for some flashy glove work from Theodore, this game may have been over before the Capitals had an opportunity to stage their third period rally.
The newly constructed line of Crosby, Bill Guerin and Chris Kunitz once again made an impact for Pittsburgh, as Guerin picked up three points, including his first goal as a member of the Penguins.
Washington has now lost four consecutive games, all at home, while it takes three of four against the Penguins in the season series.