Capitals Win Wild Game 3 In OT After Blowing Late Two-Goal Lead


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With two minutes left to play in Pittsburgh and the Washington Capitals leading 2-0, it seemed a mere formality that the Caps would win Game 3. However, the Penguins pulled their goalie and Evgeni Malkinscored to make it 2-1 with just under two minutes to play. Moments later, the Pens’ Justin Schultz snuck another empty-net goal in to tie it up. The Penguins managed their comeback without Sidney Crosby, who took an ugly shot to the head from Capitals’ Matt Niskanen. Crosby barely made it off the ice on his own skates and Niskanen was ejected.

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