The Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals played Game 4 Wednesday. Marc-Andre
Fleury would start for the Penguins. Braden Holtby would start for the Capitals. Chad Ruhwedel, Mark Streit, Oskar Sundqvist, Conor Sheary, Josh Archibald, Sidney Crosby, Sean Maguire, and Matt Murray would be the scratches for the Penguins. Taylor Chorney, Brett Connolly, Chandler Stephenson, and Paul Carey would be the scratches for the Capitals.
Patric Hornqvist would score at 4:39 of the first period to give the Penguins a 1-0 lead. Olli Maatta and Matt Cullen would have the assists. Alex Ovechkin would get called for interference at 8:11. Lars Eller would get called for holding the stick at 13:06. Brian Dumoulin would get called for hooking at 19:09. The Capitals would have 12 shots to the Penguins 9 in the 1st.
Jake Guentzel would score unassisted at 3:51 of the 2nd to make it 2-0. Evgeny Kuznetsov would score at 7:21 to make it 2-1. Justin Williams and Marcus Johansson would have the assists. Nate Schmidt would score at 8:33 to tie the game 2-2. T.J. Oshie and Kevin Shattenkirk would have the assists. John Carlson would get called for roughing at 10:45. Justin Schultz would score on the powerplay at 11:24 to give the Penguins a 3-2 lead. Evgeni Malkin and Jake Guentzel would get the assists. Ian Cole would get called for closing hand on the puck. Chris Kunitz and Tom Wilson would get called for roughing at 13:36. Matt Cullen would get a double minor for high sticking at 18:00. The Capitals would have 17 shots to the Penguins 5 in the 2nd.
Alex Ovechkin would get called for slashing 41 seconds into the third period. Tom Wilson would get called for holding and Olli Maatta would get called for interference at 7:00. T.J. Oshie would get called for high sticking at 18:08. The Capitals would have 9 shots to the Penguins 5,
The Penguins would go 1 for 5 on the powerplay and kill all 4 penalties. Marc-Andre Fleury would make 36 saves on 38 shots. Jake Guentzel would have a goal and an assist. Phil Kessel and Justin Schultz would have a goal each. Matt Cullen, Evgeni Malkin, and Olli Maatta would each have an assist. The Penguins and Capitals play Game 5 on Saturday with the Penguins having a 3-1 series lead.