WASHINGTON – The Washington Capitals have thrived this season on steady diet of thrilling power-play goals. So it was like an ice spray to the face to have their arch rivals, the Pittsburgh Penguins, punctuate their 4-0 win on Wednesday night with one of the prettiest of the season.
On a power play late in the second period, Sidney Crosby took the kind of wicked slap shot that whispered “enough already” as it whizzed towards the Washington Capitals’ net.
Goalie Braden Holtby had stoned him twice in the Pittsburgh Penguins’ game in D.C. This time, Crosby’s shot rang off the goalpost. As the Penguins reorganized later in the power play, Crosby slid to the opposite side of the ice, preparing to fire again if given the puck.
Evgeni Malkin started the play with a pass to Chris Kunitz near the crease, who made a little pass to James Neal near the goal line, who sent to puck quickly to Crosby, who found catharsis with a gorgeous shot that beat Holtby.
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