Pens Blog: Washington Capitals


The long drawn out rivalry between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals always brings the best out of both teams. The intense rivalry between the teams is fueled by the ongoing feud of the team’s captains, Alexander Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby.

The Pens started off strong with a goal 5 minutes into the first period by Craig Adams. The game play took a scrappy pit stop with a fight between Aaron Asham and John Erskine, resulting in a major penalty. Goal tending by Fleury was phenomenal throughout the entire first period. Letting up no goals, with 7 shots on goal.

The second period was a well-played, matched performance. The Penguins left a goal unattended by the Capital’s Jason Chimera.

The third period was an outstanding performance by Chris Kunitz, he dangled down the ice to achieve a goal with the assist of Tyler Kennedy.

The rivalry of the Pens and Caps lead to a high performance, high octane hockey game.  The Penguins had a stronger offensive that lead to their win.