Found February 03, 2013 on
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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In a Super Bowl Sunday matinee that featured superstars Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Alex Ovechkin, it was Chris Kunitz who stole the spotlight, scoring a hat trick to send the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 6-3 victory over the Washington Capitals. Paul Martin, Matt Cooke and Kris Letang also scored for the Penguins, who are on their first three-game winning streak of the season and only one point behind the Eastern Conference-leading Boston Bruins. "We're trying to build a new identity and that's trying to play 60-minute games," said Kunitz, who had two goals in his first eight games. "I think we've done a great job at building on that and everyone is believing in that and that's what's giving us success." The Capitals (2-6-1) lost for the seventh time in nine games, but remain only three points out of a playoff spot. "We don't give up and that's the most important thing," Ovechkin said. "It ...
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Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson scored a fluke goal during the second period of Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, thanks to an assist from the Verizon Center glass.
The Capitals were preparing for a line change, so Carlson shot the puck into the Penguins end along the glass, and Penguins goalie Tomas Vokoun went behind the net to play the puck. ...
He was involved in two of the highest profile trades in Penguins history. What’s more, he’s ranked sixth on the team’s all-time list of highest scoring defensemen. Yet many Steel City hockey fans seem to have all but forgotten Moe Mantha, who arguably was the team’s best blue-liner at the dawn of the Mario Lemieux era.
The son of Moe Mantha, Sr., a minor-league defenseman...
The NHL agrees with Chris Kunitz - he scored four goals instead of three in the Pittsburgh Penguins' win over the Washington Capitals.
The league announced Monday that Kunitz has been credited with a fourth goal from Sunday's 6-3 victory.
Replays appeared to show that Kunitz redirected Paul Martin's shot from the point for the game's first goal. The official scorer...
Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin videobombed teammate Mike Ribiero as he was in the middle of a locker room interview after their morning skate before Tuesday night's game against the Ottawa Senators.
Alex Ovechkin falls over boards into Capitals bench (Video)
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Just dump the puck in.
That’s what Capitals defenseman John Carlson was thinking when he sent it into the Pens’ zone in the second period and headed for the bench. It had been a long shift, and he was just trying to get a change. Then he noticed the guy who was supposed to be swapping with him—Mike Green—had his hands in the air, celebrating.
Carlson’s shot had gone in...
Neutralizing the two best players in the world is always a tough task; Crosby had 3 points Saturday. (Clydeorama).
The Washington Capitals will welcome the Pittsburgh Penguins to Verizon Center this afternoon for their traditional Super Bowl Sunday matinee game. Pittsburgh, who won their last game against the Devils 5-1 on Saturday, are 5-3-0 for ten standings points; this...
Chris Kunitz’s hat trick powered Pittsburgh to a 6-3 win over the Washington Capitals Sunday afternoon. Kris Letang and Matt Cooke also had a goal and an assist each in the win. Evgeni Malkin added a pair of assists.
Washington’s Alex Ovechkin had an assist for just his third point in eight games. John Carlson picked up a total fluke goal when his dump-in went off the glass and...
This might be the easiest goal John Carlson will ever score in his NHL career. Carlson dumped the puck in off the glass, hoping to get the puck in deep so his team could make a line change. Pittsburgh goaltender Tomas Vokoun left his crease, ready to play the puck behind the net only to find the puck had taken an awkward bounce off a stanchion, sending it directly at the now empty...
A 3-2 loss to the Washington Capitals last night has earned the Flyers the 29th spot in the NHL standings. A combination of sloppy defense and lacking an ability to put the puck in the net has resulted in this […]
Alex Ovechkin had a secondary assist but once again made little impact on Sunday's game. (Yahoo!)
The Washington Capitals were spanked on home ice Sunday afternoon by the Pittsburgh Penguins, falling 6-3. After falling behind twice, Washington tied the game twice before Pittsburgh pulled away with three goals in the second period, two of which came in a little over half...
While the Pittsburgh Penguins dominated the New York Islanders for the better part of five seasons, they haven't been able to keep up of late.
The surging Penguins try to avenge last week's loss to the Islanders as these clubs meet again Tuesday night at Nassau Coliseum.
Pittsburgh (6-3-0) had compiled a 23-4-2 record against New York (4-3-1) before suffering a pair of...