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Twitter lit for high-scoring Penguins-Capitals game

Wild affair, which ends when Pittsburgh wins 8-7 in OT, draws plenty of reactions @NHL

The Capitals and Penguins played your routine hockey game on Monday.

You know, just your average one team jumps to a three goal lead, next team scores five unanswered, other team comes back to tie it at five, then team takes 7-5 lead only to let the other team tie it.

Nothing to see here, in other words.

Video: WSH@PIT: Sheary jams puck off skate and in for OT win

By the time it went to OT, you knew it wouldn't take long. The Penguins won it with a goal just 34 seconds into the extra period.

The wild nature of the game sparked plenty of reaction on Twitter. Here are some of the best:

Tweet from @ikhurshudyan: Justin Williams with the line of the night. Said it was like a 1988 Smythe Division game.

Tweet from @strombone1: I'm watching this pens-caps 7-7 game in the fetal position.......

Tweet from @NHL_AaronWard: Touchdown each. Next field goal wins. #Caps #Pens

Tweet from @cotsonika: OK, here's the meme.

Tweet from @TomGulittiNHL: 3-0 Caps. 5-3 Pens.5-5 Tie.7-5 Pens. 7-7 tie.Wild 

Tweet from @TomGulittiNHL: This is the last scheduled meeting between Penguins and Capitals this season. They're trying to fit everything into one game.

Tweet from @Capitals: Everyone ready for the 3rd period? Well, it���s starting anyway. #CapsPens

Tweet from @penguins: END 3: Because why stop the fun now? OT coming up.

Tweet from @NHL: FIFTEEN goals later, this hockey game has a winner.@penguins 8, @Capitals 7#WSHvsPIT

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