Series (Game 3 of 3)

Washington leads 2-1

Game 1: Sunday, September 25th
Game 2: Friday, September 30th
Game 3: Sunday, October 2nd

Capitals 1

(2-4-2, 6 pts)

Penguins 7

(2-5-2, 6 pts)

7:30 PM ET, October 2, 2005

Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1 2 3 T
WSH 1 0 01
PIT 3 2 27

Top Skaters

Lemieux nets four points as Pens rout Caps

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Mario Lemieux had a goal and assisted on three power-play goals to help the Pittsburgh Penguins finish their preseason schedule with a 7-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Sunday night.

Lemieux had two goals and nine assists in four exhibition games.

Ziggy Palffy added two goals and an assist for Pittsburgh (2-5-2), and Rico Fata, Mark Recchi, Rob Scuderi and Ric Jackman also scored. Rookie Sidney Crosby had an assist, giving him a goal and three assists in five preseason games.

Matt Bradley scored for the Capitals (2-4-2).

Both teams open the regular seasons Wednesday night. Pittsburgh is in New Jersey and the Capitals are home against Columbus.

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