facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

NHL: Washington 4, Pittsburgh 3

May 4, 2009 at 10:19 PM   |   Comments

1 of 3
| License Photo
WASHINGTON, May 4 (UPI) -- Alex Ovechkin had his first NHL career playoff hat trick Monday to lead Washington to a 4-3 win over Pittsburgh and a 2-0 lead in the Eastern semifinals.

David Steckel scored the other goal for the Capitals, who hadn't won the first two games of a playoff series since the 2003 Eastern quarterfinals against Tampa Bay.

Viktor Kozlov and Sergei Fedorov each had two assists and Washington goalkeeper Simeon Varlamov stopped 33 shots.

Sidney Crosby had a three-goal game for the Penguins, who were also down 0-2 in their 2008 Stanley Cup Finals with eventual champion Detroit. Pittsburgh goalie Marc-Andre Fleury allowed four goals on 33 shots.

The series moves to Pittsburgh for Game 3 Wednesday.

© 2009 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Michael Sam cut from the Dallas Cowboys Michael Sam cut from the Dallas Cowboys
2
Jameis Winston expected to declare for the 2015 NFL Draft Jameis Winston expected to declare for the 2015 NFL Draft
3
NBA Game Summary - Phoenix vs. LA Lakers
4
NHL Game Summary - Tampa Bay at Calgary
5
NBA Game Summary - Portland vs. Denver
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback