WASHINGTON (AP) - Jason Chimera scored off a turnover in the first period and Tomas Vokoun made 30 saves, giving the Washington Capitals a 1-0 victory over the Penguins on Wednesday night, Pittsburgh's sixth consecutive loss.
Vokoun handed Pittsburgh its first shutout this season. The Penguins have scored only six goals in the skid.
Chimera gave Washington the only offense it needed at 15:25, finishing a 3-on-1 rush right in front of goalie Marc-Andre Fleury's net. The Capitals have won seven of eight at home.
Pittsburgh, which had injured captain Sidney Crosby watching from the press box, is on its longest skid since a 10-game drought in 2006. Washington had lost two in a row, both on the road, by a combined score of 10-4.