The Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins put on a show Monday night at Capital One Arena, but it was the Penguins who skated off with a win after a late-game turnover cost the Capitals in a 4-3 loss.
The Capitals started the game with a bang, as Alex Ovechkin scored his first of two goals on the night just minutes into the game. Ovechkin would go on to add an assist later in the game.
But the Penguins would battle back, with Evgeni Malkin recording a goal and two assists to lead the way. Malkin had a hand in all three of the Penguins' goals in the third period, as he first set up Bryan Rust to tie the game at three and then scored the game-winner off a turnover by the Capitals in the dying seconds of the game.
The loss was a heartbreaking one for the Capitals, who had trailed 3-1 after two periods but managed to battle back and tie the game in the third. The Capitals had a chance to win it late in the third, but a costly turnover in the final minute cost them, as Malkin was able to capitalize and score the game-winner.
It was a hard-fought game for both sides, and the Capitals will have to regroup quickly as they prepare for a tough matchup against the New York Rangers on Wednesday. The loss for the Capitals was a tough one, but they will look to bounce back and get a win in their next game.