Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Tuesday for interference on Washington Capitals forward Marcus Johansson.
The incident occurred 15:41 into the first period of Game 3 of their Eastern Conference Second Round series in Pittsburgh on Monday when Letang hit Johansson near his chest and head. Johansson left the game but returned for the start of the second period.
PITTSBURGH -- There was a palpable anger in the Washington Capitals locker room after their 3-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Second Round on Monday.
That anger was not so much about losing the game and falling in a 2-1 hole in the best-of-7 series. The Capitals certainly weren't pleased with that either, but, in many ways, they played their best game of the series, outshooting the Penguins 49-23 and holding an 85-36 advantage in shot attempts.
PITTSBURGH --Matt Murray could have looked behind him when he was coming out of the tunnel for warmups. Marc-Andre Fleury was there, in uniform, gear all strapped up, mask on, joining him and the Pittsburgh Penguins on the ice for the first time since March 31.
Murray could have looked to the bench when he was under siege in the first period. Fleury was there too, watching, waiting and, yes, rooting.
PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury got to watch his team win from the bench Monday. That was also a win for him.
Fleury was Matt Murray's backup in the Penguins' 3-2 win against the Washington Capitals in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Second Round at Consol Energy Center. It was the first time Fleury dressed for a game since March 31. He missed the last five games of the regular season and the first seven in the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a concussion.
PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Washington Capitals 3-2 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Second Round at Consol Energy Center on Monday. Pittsburgh has a 2-1 lead in the best-of-7 series.
Here is a look inside the in-game and in-series matchup between Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin and Penguins center Sidney Crosby:
PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Washington Capitals 3-2 in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference Second Round series at Consol Energy Center on Monday. The Penguins lead the best-of-7 series 2-1.
Penguins rookie goaltender Matt Murray made 47 saves and is 5-1 in the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
PITTSBURGH -- The Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins play Game 3 of their Eastern Conference Second Round series at Consol Energy Center on Monday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports). The best-of-7 series is tied 1-1.