Capitals Edge Penguins In Pittsburgh

Alex Ovechkin knocked his own rebound out of midair and by Matt Murray with 1:07 remaining to lift the Washington Capitals to a 4-3 victory in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series with Pittsburgh.

Ovechkin gave the Capitals a 2-1 series lead when he collected a pass from Nicklas Backstrom and fired a shot that ripped by Murray before hitting the right post.

Ovechkin has scored in four consecutive playoff games this post-season.

Matt Niskanen, John Carlson and Chandler Stephenson also scored for Washington.  Braden Holtby finished with 19 saves.

Jake Guentzel had a goal and an assist for Pittsburgh.

Sidney Crosby and Patric Hornqvist also scored, but the Penguins lost consecutive playoff games for only the fourth time since the start of their runs to consecutive Stanley Cups began in 2016.