The Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals played game 2 Saturday Night in Washington D.C. Marc-Andre Fleury would start in goal for the Penguins. Braden Holtby would start in goal for the Capitals. Chad Ruhwedel, Scott Wilson, Mark Streit, Carter Rowney, and Matt Murray would be the scratches for the Penguins. Taylor Chorney, Brett Connolly, and Karl Alzner would be the scratches for the Capitals.
Trevor Daley would get called for hooking at 4:18 of the first period. Ian Cole would get called for Interference at 17:43. There would be no scoring in the first. The Capitals would have 16 shots to the Penguins 5 in the 1st period.
Jake Guentzel would get called for hooking 29 seconds into the second. Matt Cullen would score shorthanded unassisted at 1:15 to give the Penguins a 1-0 lead. Matt Niskanen would score on the powerplay to tie the game at 1. Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom would get the assists. Evgeni Malkin would get called for slashing at 2:15. Brooks Orpik would get called for hooking at 9:45. Phil Kessel would score at 13:04 to give the Penguins a 2-1 lead. Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel would have the assists. Jake Guentzel would score to make it 3-1. Sidney Crosby would have the lone assist. The Capitals would have 11 shots to the Penguins 9 in the 2nd.
Philipp Grubauer would replace Holtby in net for the Capitals. Kevin Shattenkirk would get called for delay of game. Phil Kessel would score his 2nd of the game on the powerplay at 2:19 to make it 4-1. Justin Schultz and Evgeni Malkin would get the assists. Nicklas Backstrom would score at 3:44 to make it 4-2. Alex Ovechkin and T.J. Oshie would get the assists. Evgeni Malkin would score on a goal that was originally waved as goalie interference to make it 5-2. Ian Cole and Phil Kessel would have the assists. Tom Wilson would get a 2 minute minor and 10 minute misconduct at 10:38 for roughing. Alex Ovechkin would serve the penalty. Tom Kuhnhackl would get called for delay of game at 16:22 after blocking a shot and holding onto puck. Phil Kessel would serve the penalty as Kuhnhackl would go to locker room to have his right arm looked at. Jake Guentzel would his 2nd on an empty net goal at 19:17. Matt Cullen and Olli Maatta would have the assists.
The Penguins would go 1 for 3 on the powerplay and kill 4 of 5 penalties. Marc-Andre Fleury would make 33 saves on 36 shots. Jake Guentzel and Phil Kessel would each have 2 goals and 1 assist. Matt Cullen and Evgeni Malkin would have a goal and an asst. Sidney Crosby would have 2 assists. Olli Maatta, Justin Schultz, and Ian Cole would all have 1 assist. The Penguins leads the series 2 games to none as the series moves to Pittsburgh for game 3 on Monday night.