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Pittsburgh Skates Past Washington 2-1 - Recap

The Penguins earned a 2-1 victory over the Capitals on Tuesday at Consol Energy Centre.

The Penguins were a -200 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 6.

Paul Martin and Matt Niskanen each scored for the Penguins in the victory. Martin opened the scoring for Pittsburgh, finding the back of the net at 11:07 of the second period. The goal was assisted by Sidney Crosby and Beau Bennett.

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 28 of 29 Washington shots in the victory.

Washington got a goal from Alex Ovechkin in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Washington got a 34-stop effort from Braden Holtby in the loss.

On the power play, Pittsburgh went 1-for-3, while the Capitals were 1-for-5 with the man advantage.

Washington lost the shots on goal battle to Pittsburgh by a margin of 36-29.

Next game, Pittsburgh takes its act on the road to face New York looking for another win. For Washington, they head on the road to face Winnipeg.