PITTSBURGH, April 6 (UPI) -- Alex Ovechkin netted a pair of third-period goals Tuesday, boosting the Washington Capitals to a 6-3 win over Pittsburgh.
The Capitals will finish with the NHL's best regular-season record and home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs.
Jordan Leopold's goal less than a minute into the final period narrowed the Caps' lead to 4-3, but Ovechkin responded 2 minutes later on a power play to put Washington comfortably ahead.
Sidney Crosby got his NHL-best 48th goal and added two helpers for the Penguins. They trail the New Jersey Devils by two points in the Atlantic Division chase.