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Round 2, Gm 3: Capitals at Penguins

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Penguins' Letang to have Player Safety hearing

Interference on Capitals' Johansson in Game 3 to be reviewed

by NHL.com @NHL / NHL.com

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.

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Angry about Letang hit, Capitals 'played right way'

Washington coach Trotz pleased by response after penalty against Johansson in first period

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

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.

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Penguins' Murray shines in Game 3 victory

Rookie goalie makes 47 saves against Capitals, shows playoff poise

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

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.

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Penguins' Fleury ready to play, accepts backup role

Goalie says he'll support rookie Murray, who is 5-1 in playoffs

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

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.

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Letang, Penguins caught up in physicality

Defenseman penalized for hitting Capitals' Johansson in first period

by Wes Crosby / NHL.com Correspondent

Post Game: Kris Letang (05.02.16)

Kris Letang speaks to media after Game 3

Kris Letang speaks to the media after the Penguins win Game 3 in Pittsburgh Presented by 84 Lumber

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PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang planned to play physical against the Washington Capitals in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Second Round.

Letang did that and felt he never crossed a line in a 3-2 win, which gave the Penguins a 2-1 lead in the best-of-7 series with Game 4 Wednesday in Pittsburgh (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports)

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Capitals confident as ever after Game 3 loss

Washington felt it played best game of postseason despite losing 3-2 to Penguins, falling behind 2-1 in series

by Katie Brown / NHL.com Correspondent

PITTSBURGH -- It was a reversal of fortunes for the Washington Capitals in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference Second Round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Consol Energy Center on Monday.

In possibly their best game of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Capitals put 49 shots on the Penguins net, but goalie Matt Murray turned away all but two of them.

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Crosby vs. Ovechkin, Game 3

Washington captain has goal, assist in third period; Pittsburgh star held scoreless

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

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:

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Instant analysis: Capitals at Penguins, Game 3

Pittsburgh goalie Matt Murray keeps cool, Washington doesn't

by Tom Gulitti @tomgulittinhl / NHL.com Staff Writer

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.

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Murray, Penguins defeat Capitals in Game 3

Rookie goalie makes career-high 47 saves; Pittsburgh takes 2-1 series lead

by Wes Crosby / NHL.com Correspondent

PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Penguins rookie goalie Matt Murray picked a good time to have the best performance of his young NHL career.

Murray made 47 saves to help the Penguins defeat the Washington Capitals 3-2 in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference Second Round series at Consol Energy Center on Monday.

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5 Keys: Capitals at Penguins, Game 3

Secondary scoring a must for Washington when series shifts to Pittsburgh

by Tom Gulitti @tomgulittinhl / NHL.com Staff Writer

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.

Here are five keys for Game 3:

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