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Round 2, Gm 1: Penguins at Capitals

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NHL Live Wire: Penguins vs. Capitals

Washington's Wilson mic'd up

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NHL LiveWire: Tom Wilson

Washington's Wilson is mic'd for OT thriller

Capitals forward Tom Wilson celebrates with his teammates following Washington's incredible OT victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins

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NHL Live Wire put microphones on Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson and referee Dan O'Rourke at Verizon Center on Thursday to capture the sounds of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Second Round series.

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Oshie hat trick worth wait for Capitals

Washington wins Game 1 against Pittsburgh in OT after video review confirms forward's third goal

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

WASHINGTON -- The wait lasted for a little more than four minutes, but to T.J. Oshie it felt interminable.

Oshie was fairly certain he had scored 9:33 into overtime Thursday to give the Washington Capitals a 4-3 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference Second Round series. As officials in the NHL Situation Room in Toronto reviewed Oshie's wrapround to see if the puck had completely crossed the goal line, there was enough time for the ice crew to clear all the hats that had been tossed onto the Verizon Center ice by Capitals fans.

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Murray keeps his cool after Game 1 overtime loss

Penguins rookie goaltender not rattled after losing in OT on shot he thought he stopped

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

WASHINGTON -- Matt Murray read the play, saw T.J. Oshie going low and wide, around the net, for the wraparound. He scurried back across the crease to get his stick and his pad at the left post. He thought he sealed it. He can't believe he didn't.

"I did, to be honest," said Murray, the Pittsburgh Penguins' 21-year-old rookie goalie. "The ref called it a goal on the ice, I don't know how he could have possibly seen it from his angle. I thought I had it. I thought I knew it never fully crossed the line or it was at least close enough that it was going to be inconclusive."

The officials saw it differently.

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Good, strange night for Capitals' Beagle

Fourth-line forward plays well against Penguins' Malkin, gets stick stuck in visor

by Katie Brown / NHL.com Correspondent

Beagle's stick-y situation

PIT@WSH, Gm1: Stick gets wedged in Beagle's visor

R2, Gm1: Jay Beagle tries to retrieve the puck as Kris Letang's stick gets wedged between Beagle's helmet and visor, needing help to remove it

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WASHINGTON -- Washington Capitals forward Jay Beagle lives for this kind of stuff. His line was faced with the difficult task of shutting down Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin in Game 1 of the best-of-7 Eastern Conference Second Round at Verizon Center on Thursday.

"It's great," Beagle said. "All year, we work for that, to shut down the top lines, and to get that task in the playoffs is huge. We're not going to take it for granted. We love it."

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Penguins, Capitals live up to hype in Game 1

Pittsburgh and Washington match high expectations in first playoff meeting since 2009

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

WASHINGTON -- This series, this matchup, the rivalry, with the speed, intensity, hitting, star power and, for now, the red-rocking blaring crowd, just wow.

With Game 1 as the new barometer, this Eastern Conference Second Round series between the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins actually might match the hype. That's saying something considering the hype machine was in overdrive these past few days with the Penguins and Capitals, with Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin, getting set to meet in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time in seven years.

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Instant analysis: Penguins at Capitals, Game 1

Pittsburgh dictated pace but couldn't stop Washington forward Oshie

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Correspondent

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Capitals defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 in overtime in Game 1 of their best-of-7 Eastern Conference Second Round series at Verizon Center on Thursday.

Oshie scored on a wraparound 9:33 into overtime to give the Capitals the victory and complete his hat trick. Nick Bonino had a goal and an assist for the Penguins.

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Stats: Crosby vs. Ovechkin, Game 1

Penguins captain scoreless; Capitals star has assist, is plus-3 in Washington's overtime victory

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

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:

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Oshie completes hat trick in OT, Capitals win Game 1

Forward scores at 9:33 on reviewed goal to defeat Penguins

by Katie Brown / NHL.com Correspondent

Oshie nets hat trick on OT winner

PIT@WSH, Gm1: Oshie wraps OT winner for hat trick

R2, Gm1: T.J. Oshie jams home a wrap-around for the overtime winner, finishing off a hat trick to give the Capitals a 4-3 Game 1 victory

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WASHINGTON -- For T.J. Oshie, scoring a hat trick in overtime in a Stanley Cup Playoff game was something he'd only dreamed about as a young boy.

Oshie turned that dream into reality when he completed a hat trick 9:33 into overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 4-3 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Second Round at Verizon Center on Thursday.

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Video Review: PIT @ WSH - 9:33 of Overtime

Referee's call on the ice stands - good goal Washington

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Situation Room: PIT vs. WSH, Gm1

Situation Room: Oshie's OT winner stands after review

R2, Gm1: The referees review T.J. Oshie's overtime winner, and after review the call on the ice stands as a good goal

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At 9:33 of overtime in the Penguins/Capitals game, video review confirmed the referee's call on the ice that T.J. Oshie's shot completely crossed the Pittsburgh goal line. Therefore the referee's call on the ice stands - good goal Washington.

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5 Keys: Penguins at Capitals, Game 1

Pittsburgh's Murray needs big response; Washington needs depth players to step up

by Tom Gulitti @tomgulittinhl / NHL.com Staff Writer

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins play Game 1 of their Eastern Conference Second Round series at Verizon Center on Thursday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports).

Here are five keys for Game 1:

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