Kapanen scores in OT, Penguins defeat Capitals


WASHINGTON — Kasperi Kapanen scored at 1:43 of overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-2 win against the Washington Capitals at Capital One Arena on Tuesday.

Kapanen, who also had an assist, won it when he one-timed a pass from Teddy Blueger on a 2-on-1.

Jake Guentzel also had a goal and an assist, and Evgeny Malkin scored for the Penguins (10-6-1), who have won five of their past six games. Tristan Jarry made 20 saves.

Richard Panik and Conor Sheary scored for the Capitals (9-6-3), and Vitek Vanecek made 34 saves.

Malkin gave the Penguins a 1-0 lead at 6:41 of the first period when he redirected a pass from Kris Letang.

Panik tied it 1-1 at 4:38 of the second period. He took a pass at the blue line from Zdeno Chara, muscled his way past defenseman Mike Matheson and slid the puck by Jarry from the slot.

The Capitals took a 2-1 lead on Sheary’s one-timer from the right circle at 13:18 of the second period.

But the Penguins tied it 22 seconds later when Guentzel’s deflected John Marino‘s shot from the right point at 13:40 to make it 2-2.

Pittsburgh outshot Washington 30-15 over the first two periods.

Penguins forward Jason Zucker left the game at 10:03 of the third period with an undisclosed injury after he crashed into the boards near the Pittsburgh bench.

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