WASHINGTON -- The Washington Capitals defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 in overtime in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Second Round on Thursday. Here is a breakdown of the matchup within the matchup between Penguins captain Sidney Crosby and Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin from Game 1:
Goals: Crosby 0; Ovechkin 0
Assists: Crosby 0; Ovechkin 1
Points: Crosby 0; Ovechkin 1
Ice time: Crosby 22:51; Ovechkin 25:01
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Key intangible stats: Crosby won 19 of 28 faceoffs, but he was minus-3. Ovechkin had seven hits, four shots on goal and was plus-3.
Best moment: Ovechkin's assist came on T.J. Oshie's second goal of the game at 3:23 of the third period. He came down the left side with speed and tried to shoot through Penguins defenseman Trevor Daley, but the shot was blocked. Ovechkin quickly stopped, got the puck back and found Oshie knifing in. Oshie split Crosby and Penguins forward Conor Sheary and beat defenseman Olli Maatta to the inside before beating goalie Matt Murray with a backhand shot through the five hole.
Ovechkin said it: "Great effort by [Oshie], make his move, go behind the net and put pucks in the net. In overtime, every shot is a good shot. We have plenty of chances in OT. We got one and we move forward."
Crosby said it: "I thought we did a pretty good job, generated some pretty good chances. We had a bit of a slow start, but once we settled in, I thought we had some good looks and it was a fast-pace game, back and forth, typical of a game this time of year."