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Kevin Shattenkirk overtime goal gets Capitals past Penguins

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by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com
CAPITALS SURVIVE LATE PENGUINS RALLY TO WIN IN OVERTIME

The Washington Capitals surrendered a 2-0 lead in the final 1:53 of the third period, but Kevin Shattenkirk scored his first goal of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs on a power play at 3:13 of overtime as the Capitals defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 and cut their series deficit to 2-1.

* The Capitals improved to 4-2 in overtime during the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, matching their franchise record for overtime wins in a single postseason, when they went 4-1 in 1998.

* The Capitals became the third team in Stanley Cup Playoff history to surrender a multigoal lead in the final two minutes of the third period and win in overtime, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, joining the Dallas Stars, who did it against the Edmonton Oilers in Game 3 of the 2001 Western Conference Quarterfinals, and the Anaheim Ducks against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 5 of the 2015 Western Conference Final.

* Shattenkirk, who was acquired by the Capitals in a trade with the St. Louis Blues on Feb. 27, scored his first NHL playoff overtime goal. He has two overtime goals in 490 career regular-season games.

* Shattenkirk became the third Capitals defenseman to score a playoff overtime goal, joining Rod Langway against the New York Rangers in Game 4 of the 1990 Patrick Division Final and Mike Green against the Rangers in Game 2 of the 2013 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. Elias adds that Shattenkirk joined Green as the only Capitals players to score a power-play goal in overtime in the postseason, regardless of position.

* Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (1-1-2) opened the scoring and had his 48th NHL postseason assist to pass Dale Hunter (47) for the most in Capitals history.

Video: Shattenkirk's OT goal leads Caps past Pens in Game 3

 

MONDAY'S RESULT

Home Team in Caps

Washington 3, PITTSBURGH 2 (OT) - PIT leads 2-1

 

DID YOU KNOW?

* The Capitals and Penguins skated in the 20th overtime game of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, in 53 games, matching the total from last year's entire postseason, which included 91 games. Elias notes the record for most overtime games in a playoff year is 28, set in 85 games in 1993.

* The visiting team has won the first three games of the second round series between the Capitals and Penguins. Elias notes that road teams improved to 30-23 in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs (56.6 percent), compared to a 45-46 mark in the 2016 postseason (49.5 percent).

 

BOBROVSKY, CROSBY AND McDAVID VOTED HART TROPHY FINALISTS

Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, Penguins center Sidney Crosby and Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid are the finalists for the 2016-17 Hart Memorial Trophy, which is awarded "to the player adjudged to be the most valuable to his team."

Members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association submitted ballots for the Hart Trophy at the conclusion of the regular season, with the top three vote-getters designated as finalists. The winner will be announced at the 2017 NHL Awards at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on June 21 (7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN).

 

LOOSE PUCKS

Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin (0-1-1) has at least one point in all three games of the second round (1-3-4) and has 25 points (11 goals, 14 assists) in 16 NHL postseason games against the Penguins (1.56 PPG). … Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin (1-1-2) leads the NHL with 15 points (four goals, 11 assists) in eight games during the playoffs, while teammate Phil Kessel, who had an assist in Game 3 against the Capitals, is second with 12 points (four goals, eight assists) in eight games. … The NHL announced start times for second round games for Saturday, May 6. … The Calgary Flames signed general manager Brad Treliving to a multiyear contract extension. … Tickets to the 2017 NHL Awards and NHL Expansion Draft at T-Mobile Arena will go on sale to the public Wednesday, May 3. … Nashville mayor Megan Barry and her St. Louis counterpart Lyda Krewson agreed to a friendly wager on the Western Conference Second Round series between the Blues and Nashville Predators. … Renowned Canadian artist Tony Harris unveiled portraits of Patrick Roy and Mario Lemieux as part of the NHL Centennial Celebration.

 

SNEAK PEEK AT TUESDAY'S ACTION

All Times Eastern

Ottawa @ NY Rangers, OTT leads 2-0, 7 p.m. ET, CBC, TVA Sports, NBCSN

St. Louis @ Nashville, NSH leads 2-1, 9:30 p.m. ET, SN, TVA Sports, NBCSN

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