Jake Guentzel Lifts Penguins Past Capitals In Shootout
PITTSBURGH: Jake Guentzel beat Ilya Samsonov in the fourth round of a shootout and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Washington Capitals 4-3 on Sunday for their first victory of the season.
Casey DeSmith stopped 20 shots in regulation and overtime, then turned aside T.J. Oshie, Nicklas Backstrom, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Alex Ovechkin in the shootout to help the Penguins avoid their first 0-3 start since 2015-16.
Evan Rodrigues, Colton Sceviour and Marcus Pettersson scored their first goals of the season for Pittsburgh.
Ovechkin got his 707th career goal to move within one of Mike Gartner for seventh place.