Washington's Jakub Klepis scored on a power play with 1:16 to
play in regulation to force the overtime in the matchup between the
teams with the two worst records in the Eastern Conference last
Klepis added two assists for the Capitals (1-0-1).
Pittsburgh rookie Evgeni Malkin did not play after dislocating
his left shoulder in his NHL debut two nights earlier.
The player taken one spot above Malkin in the 2004 NHL draft --
fellow Russian Alexander Ovechkin -- did not play for Washington
because of precautionary reasons after sustaining a knee-to-knee
hit in a game Wednesday night against Tampa Bay.
Sidney Crosby, the 2005 No. 1 overall pick, did not dress for
the Penguins because he played Tuesday and Wednesday and plans to
play Saturday in a game in Hamilton, Ontario.
Pittsburgh veteran winger Mark Recchi also did not play after he
broke a cheekbone Wednesday night in New Brunswick.