The Capitals fell for the second time in three nights to the Penguins 3 to 0 in Washington.
Here’s Saturday night’s Plus/Minus:
Plus: There was not a single positive to take away from the shutout loss.
Minus: In a final frame Washington needed to win (big) they were outshot 11 to 5 by Pittsburgh.
Six more notes on the game:
- Less than three minutes into the contest Bryan Rust put the Penguins ahead. A fall from Garnet Hathaway gave Rust a long breakaway chasnce that he did not miss on.
- 26 seconds into the second period Rust extended the Penguins with his 22nd of the season. Rust blocked a Dmitry Orlov shot that he then turned the another way and tucked behind Ilya Samsonov.
- Jeff Carter scored just past the game’s midway point to put the Penguins ahead by three. A hard pass from Kris Letang allowed Carter to fire the puck from the slot and into the net.
- The game’s first penalty came 46 minutes in, a delay of game minor against Trevor van Riemsdyk.
- Both teams would have power play opportunities in the third but neither club could connect.
- A fight between Brenden Dillon and Teddy Blueger was the highlight of the third period.