Series (Game 1 of 4)
Pittsburgh leads 4-0
(13-11-5, 31 pts)
(13-10-7, 33 pts)
7:00 PM ET, December 11, 2006
Verizon Center, Washington, District of Columbia
E. Malkin (Penguins - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 1
C. Clark (Capitals - RW): Goals: 2, Assists: 1
A. Ovechkin (Capitals - LW): Goals: 0, Assists: 2
Pittsburgh (12-11-5) at Washington (13-10-6) 7:00 pm EST
WASHINGTON (Ticker) -- Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington
Capitals were rolling along until the Anaheim Ducks came around.
The Capitals were thrashed, 6-1, by the Ducks on Friday, but
Washington rebounded on Saturday with a win and look to start a
new run Monday against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Ovechkin, who has two goals and six assists in his last four
games, scored and added two assists in a 5-3 victory over
Philadelphia on Saturday.
Brooks Laich, Chris Clark, Bryan Muir and Matt Pettinger scored
the other goals for Washington, which had won four straight
before losing to Anaheim. Brent Johnson made 33 saves for the
The Penguins snapped a four-game losing streak with a 4-3
victory over the Atlanta Thrashers on Saturday.
Evgeni Malkin led Pittsburgh with a goal and two assists while
Sidney Crosby added a goal and an assist. Colby Armstrong turned
out to be the hero for the Penguins, scoring at 3:51 of