Malkin and Neal Lead The Penguins Over The Capitals In OT

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The Pittsburgh Penguins continue their winning streak, Malkin and Neal continue their hot play and  the Penguins win today by the score of 4-3 in overtime over the Washington Capitals.

The Pens and the Caps flipped flopped momentum in this game a couple of times.    The Penguins out shot the Caps 9-4 in the first period completely out playing the Caps.      The Pens got their first goal from Kris Letang on the Power Play at the 4:51 mark of the first period.      That was then followed up a minute later by a James Neal snap shot.       The Pens took that 2 goal lead into the locker room.

The Capitals came out in the second period and completely flipped the tables on the Pens and outplayed them.    They out hit, and out shot them by a 10-5 margin.     The Caps were able to get the first goal past Fleury with a wrist shot by Brooks Laich midway through the period.      They were able to follow that up 4 minutes later with an Alexandre Semin backhand.     The two teams would go into the third period tied 2-2.

Both the Penguins and the Caps were able to score a goal this period, the first of which was a Capitals goal by Ovechkin a minute into the period.      James Neal for the Penguins was able to score his second goal of the game off a rebound from the boards around the 8 minute mark of the period.     The Pens put the pressure on the Neuvirth the remainder of period.     Though they were not able to get anything else passed him.

The Game went into OT where the Hottest player on the planet, Evgeni Malkin was able to score off a feed from Neal and the Penguins closed out the Caps to extend their Winning streak to 6 games.     This game was played at a very high intensity level and was just another in a long line of entertaining games the Pens have played now in a row.

The Penguins next game will be against the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday.

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