Malkin scores OT winner as Penguins nip Capitals 4-3
- Penguins center Dustin Jeffrey (15) looks to center the puck as Capitals goalie Michal Neuvirth (30) covers the post, Sunday, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Evgeni Malkin pounded home a rebound 1:31 into overtime to lift the streaking Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals on Sunday.
Malkin, the NHL's leading scorer, banged a long carom off the end boards past Washington's Michal Neuvirth for his 26th goal of the season. Malkin added two assists to give him a league-leading 58 points on the season.
James Neal scored twice and assisted on the game-winner for Pittsburgh, which has won six straight. Kris Letang scored for the second straight game Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 17 shots for the Penguins, who beat Washington at home in the regular season for the first time in more than four years.
Alex Ovechkin matched Malkin, a fellow Russian, with a goal and two assists.
Alexander Semin had a goal and an assist for the Capitals while Brooks Laich added a goal.
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