Penguins pip Caps to level series

Sat Apr 30, 2016 11:41pm EDT
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WASHINGTON (The Sports Xchange) - Eric Fehr scored the game-winning goal against his former team with 4:28 left to play and the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Washington Capitals 2-1 on Saturday night, evening their best-of-seven series at one game apiece.

Fehr, who spent nine seasons with Washington, deflected an Evgeny Malkin feed past Braden Holtby from the slot for his second goal of the playoffs.

The series now shifts to Pittsburgh for the Game 3 on Monday night.

Carl Hagelin also scored for the Penguins, and Matt Murray made 23 saves.

The Capitals trailed 1-0 after being outshot 28-14 through two periods, but tied it on a power-play goal early in the third.

With Kris Letang off for tripping, Marcus Johansson notched his second goal of the playoffs when he poked home the rebound of a John Carlson shot at 4:08.

Washington had gone 15 consecutive power plays without a goal before Johansson converted.

Fehr's goal came minutes after Mike Richards missed an open net chance for Washington.

Pittsburgh, which went 0 for 5 on the power play, has not lost back-to-back games since a pair of overtime defeats on Jan. 12th and 15th.   Continued...

Apr 30, 2016; Washington, DC, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Eric Fehr (16) celebrates with teammates after scoring the go-ahead goal against the Washington Capitals in the third period in game two of the second round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports