Posted March 19, 2013 on AP on Fox
Defenseman Matt Niskanen scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and Sidney Crosby had two assists and the Pittsburgh Penguins extended their winning streak to 10 games with a 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday. Niskanen's goal at 11:58 came nine seconds after the Penguins killed a four-minute penalty in the third period. The winning streak is the longest of the season for the Eastern Conference-leading Penguins and the second-longest in the NHL this season. Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves and Crosby picked up his NHL-leading 36th and 37th assists for the Penguins, who were without reigning MVP Evgeni Malkin (shoulder) for the sixth game in a row. The Penguins were also without defenseman Kris Letang (lower body injury). Braden Holtby made 34 saves for Washington. With the score tied at 1-1, Penguins left wing Matt Cooke received two minutes for boarding Alex Ovechkin and two minutes for unsportsmanlike conduct at 7:49. The first two minutes went by withou...
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