The Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins are tied at 2-2 after two periods at Consol Energy Center. After a four-shot first period, Washington ramped up the pressure on the offensive end, putting ten shots on goal. The Capitals cut the Penguins lead in half a little over twelve minutes into the second period. Brooks Laich beat Marc-Andre Fleury for his ninth goal of the season. Pascal Dupuis lost his stick in the middle of a four-on-four shift, and the Capitals immediately attacked his side of the ice. Dennis Wideman took it behind the net and fed Laich in front who in turn quickly poked the puck into the back of the net.
Washington evened it up at 2-2 on an Alexander Semin goal, his 12th of the season. After Steve Sullivan turned it over trying to get too cute on a two-on-one play, the Caps raced out the other way in transition. Alex Ovechkin brought the puck to the center of the ice and dropped it on the stick of Matthieu Perreault, who put a quick wrister on Fleury The Penguins goaltender gave up a big rebound off the shot of Perreault and Semin was there to quickly clean it up with a backhand to tie the game.
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