WASHINGTON - A lot less talk, a lot more action.
Unlike their last meeting, Sidney Crosby avoided any face-to-face confrontations with fellow MVP Alex Ovechkin on Sunday, instead producing a goal and assist in regulation, then the shootout winner to help Pittsburgh edge Washington 4-3 - the Penguins' sixth consecutive victory and the Capitals' fourth consecutive loss.
After Crosby lifted his shot over goalie Jose Theodore's glove side for the only score of the shootout, Ovechkin's attempt to extend the game was thwarted by Marc-Andre Fleury's kick save. Fleury earlier stopped shots by Alexander Semin and Viktor Kozlov.
The result allowed surging Pittsburgh to complete the first 5-0 road trip in franchise history.