Capitals vs. Penguins Recap: March 12, 2019

The Washington Capitals lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-3 in a key road game. Their seven game win-streak is snapped after blowing a 2-0 lead in the second period.

Despite Vrana scoring two goals in the second, the Penguins retaliated fast. Three quick goals fired off: one from Jake Guentzel at 9:43, one from Sidney Crosby just 47 seconds later, and another from Crosby assisted by Malkin thirty seconds following that. While in the third, Ovechkin’s assist to Carlson earned his 1,200th career point, it was too little too late, as Phil Kessel had scored earlier in the period. Carl Hagelin, recent Capitals acquisition, was honored during the game with a montage of his successes during his time with the Pens in his return to Pittsburgh.

There is solace, however. The Penguins won the season series against the Capitals last year also, and the Capitals still beat them in the playoffs. The road test is hard for the Caps with many more playoff teams to face coming up. They get no points here, but more opportunities are coming.

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