Matt Niskanen's goal and a key penalty kill kept the Pittsburgh Penguins' winning streak going.
Niskanen scored the go-ahead goal in the third period, 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.
Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves in his NHL-leading 16th win of the season.
Crosby picked up his league-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).
''Obviously it's an important time in the game and I thought the penalty kill did an amazing job of stepping up to the challenge,'' Niskanen said.
''We created a lot of energy and some momentum from that. You could feel the crowd getting into it and we were able to go out on a rush there and finish and get the game-winner....