Pittsburgh Penguins Tie Series With Washington Capitals

The Associated Press

The Pittsburgh Penguins tied their series with the Washington Capitals after Eric Fehr scored with less than five minutes left in the third period.

Seven minutes into the second period Nick Bonino skated behind Capitals goalie Braden Holtby and caught the eye of Carl Hagelin, who situated himself in front of the net. Bonino snapped the puck to Hagelin and flipped it past Holtby to give the Penguins a 1-0 lead.

The Penguins outshined the Capitals, outshooting the home team 35-24. Holtby remained on fire with his flexibility and coordinations helped keep the score down instead of 11-0.

Capitals forward Marcus Johansson tied the game on a power play goal four minutes into the third period.

But Penguins forward Eric Fehr did not want the game pushed into overtime. He scored his second playoff goal at 15:32 when he tipped in a pass from Evgeni Malkin.

The game came with some controversy as Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik leveled Penguins defenseman Olli Maata at 4:13 in the first period.

Orpik received a mere 2:00 minor penalty. Maata received help off the ice with a dazed look on his face.

Mike Milbury said the NHL needs to suspend Orpik. Adrian Dater at Bleacher Report says to him that “[O]ne playoff game equals three regular-season games,” so he believes Orpik should receive two games.

The teams will face off in Game 3 on Monday at 8 p.m. Eastern.


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