Penguins Down Washington 5-2 - Match Report

Penguins Down Washington 5-2 - Match Report

The Penguins beat Washington 5-2 on Thursday, earning a victory backstopped by Marc-Andre Fleury's 23 saves.

The Penguins were a -177 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.

Pittsburgh got goals from Matt Cooke, Pascal Dupuis, Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby, and James Neal in the victory. Malkin opened the scoring at 6:59 of the second period.

Marc-Andre Fleury turned in a 23-save effort for the Penguins.

Mike Ribeiro and Alex Ovechkin scored for the Capitals, finding the net behind Marc-Andre Fleury.

Washington got a 14-stop effort from Braden Holtby in the loss.

On the power play, Pittsburgh went 3-for-4, while the Capitals were 1-for-2 with the man advantage.

Washington lost the shots on goal battle to Pittsburgh by a margin of 28-25.

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