The Pittsburgh Penguins played the Washington Capitals on Wednesday Night. Matt Murray would start for the Penguins. Braden Holtby would start for the Capitals. Scott Wilson, Tom Kuhnhackl, and Steve Oleksy would scratches for the Penguins. Taylor Chorney and Daniel Winnik would be the scratches for the Capitals
Brett Connolly would get called for cross checking at 6:48 of the 1st. T.J. Oshie would score a shorthanded goal to give the Capitals a 1-0 lead. Nicklas Backstrom would score at 17:30 to put the Caps up 2-0. T.J. Oshie and Matt Niskanen would get the assists. Jay Beagle would have the lone assist. Marcus Johansson and Phil Kessel would both be called for roughing at 19:18. Evgeni Malkin would get a double minor for roughing and Karl Alzner would get called for roughing at 19:36. During that scuffle Malkin’s stick would smack Murray in the head putting him out of action and putting Marc-Andre Fleury in net for the Penguins. T.J. Oshie would score at 19:52 on the power play to make it 3-0. Nicklas Backstrom and John Carlson with the assists. Capitals would have 16 shots to the Penguins 12 in the 1st period.
Justin Williams would get called for hooking at 1:34 of the 2nd. Dmitry Orlov would score at 5:19 to make it 4-0. Marcus Johansson and Nicklas Backstrom would have the assists. Sidney Crosby would get called for slashing at 6:07. Kris Letang would get called for tripping at 11:12. Evgeny Kuznetsov would get called for high sticking at 12:09. Evgeni Malkin would get called for hooking at 14:19. Conor Sheary would get called for tripping at 17:34. At the end of the period Tom Sestito would get a game misconduct. The Capitals would out shoot the Penguins 13 to 6 in the 2nd.
Kris Letang would get a delay of game penalty at 3:42 of the 3rd.. Brian Dumoulin would get a delay of game penalty at 5:11. Justin Williams would score on a powerplay at 5:37 to make it 5-0. T.J. Oshie and Nicklas Backstrom would have the assists. Alex Ovechkin would score at 10:26 to make 6-0. Andre Burakovsky would have the lone assist. Phil Kessel would score to make it 6-1. Nicklas Backstrom would score at 16:58 to make it 7-1. Nate Schmidt and Brooks Orpik with the assists. Tom Wilson would be called for interference at 18:10.
The Penguins would go 0 for 4 on the powerplay. The Penguins would kill 5 of 7 penalties. Marc-Andre Fleury would make 20 saves on 25 saves. Matt Murray would make 12 saves on 14 shots. The Penguins are currently 10-4-2. The Penguins play the Islanders on Friday.