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(Rex Arbogast | The Associated Press) Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov (1) makes a save on a shot by Chicago Blackhawks left wing Bryan Bickell (29) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
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NHL » Go-ahead goal in final two minutes finishes rally vs. Caps.
First Published Jan 15 2014 09:48 pm • Last Updated Mar 24 2014 11:34 pm

Pittsburgh • Olli Maatta’s slap shot beat Michal Neuvirth with less than 2 minutes remaining and the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied by the Washington Capitals 4-3 Wednesday night.

Maatta’s fourth goal of the season gave Pittsburgh its only lead as the Penguins won their 13th straight home game, a club record.

At a glance

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Boston 46 29 15 2 60 132 102

Tampa Bay 47 28 15 4 60 136 113

Montreal 47 26 16 5 57 118 111

Toronto 49 24 20 5 53 136 149

Detroit 46 20 16 10 50 118 127

Ottawa 47 21 18 8 50 134 146

Florida 46 18 21 7 43 109 141

Buffalo 46 13 27 6 32 83 129

Metropolitan Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Pittsburgh 48 34 12 2 70 156 115

Philadelphia 47 24 19 4 52 125 132

Washington 47 22 17 8 52 140 141

N.Y. Rangers 48 24 21 3 51 119 126

New Jersey 48 20 18 10 50 112 118

Columbus 46 22 20 4 48 129 131

Carolina 46 19 18 9 47 111 130

N.Y. Islanders 48 18 23 7 43 132 156

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Central Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Chicago 49 30 8 11 71 177 135

St. Louis 45 32 8 5 69 163 100

Colorado 46 29 12 5 63 135 117

Minnesota 49 25 19 5 55 118 122

Dallas 46 21 18 7 49 132 141

Nashville 48 20 21 7 47 113 143

Winnipeg 48 20 23 5 45 133 146

Pacific Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Anaheim 48 35 8 5 75 161 119

San Jose 47 29 12 6 64 150 117

Los Angeles 47 28 14 5 61 120 96

Vancouver 47 24 14 9 57 123 115

Phoenix 46 21 16 9 51 135 143

Calgary 47 16 25 6 38 105 148

Edmonton 49 15 29 5 35 128 174

Two points for win, one for OT loss.

Wednesday’s Games

Toronto 4, Buffalo 3, SO

Pittsburgh 4, Washington 3

Vancouver at Anaheim, late

Thursday’s Games

Detroit at N.Y. Rangers, 5 p.m.

Nashville at Philadelphia, 5 p.m.

Montreal at Ottawa, 5:30 p.m.

N.Y. Islanders at Tampa Bay, 5:30 p.m.

San Jose at Florida, 5:30 p.m.

Los Angeles at St. Louis, 6 p.m.

Edmonton at Minnesota, 6 p.m.

Boston at Dallas, 6:30 p.m.

New Jersey at Colorado, 7 p.m.

Winnipeg at Calgary, 7 p.m.

Vancouver at Phoenix, 7 p.m.

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Jussi Jokinen, Taylor Pyatt and Kris Letang also scored for the Penguins. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 25 shots to pick up his NHL-leading 27th victory.

Alexander Ovechkin’s 34th goal of the season gave Washington a 3-2 lead midway through the third period but the Capitals collapsed over the final 10 minutes. Brooks Laich and Jason Chimera also scored for Washington, which lost for the seventh time in nine games. Neuvirth made 33 stops, but didn’t see Maatta’s blast from the point with 1:54 left.

Pittsburgh extended its lead over the rest of the field in the Metropolitan Division to a whopping 18 points over Washington and Philadelphia by continuing to find a way to win at Consol Energy Center.

Over much of the first two periods it was difficult to tell which team was coming off a shootout loss in a different building the night before and which one was playing for the first time this week.

Washington has one of the game’s top power plays, but Laich provided a short-handed tally when he took advantage of a turnover by Letang to ignite a two-on-two break that ended with Laich all alone in front of Fleury. A flick of Laich’s wrist later the Penguins were trailing, a rarity during their run of home dominance.

Letang atoned 9:53 into the second period, ending a Pittsburgh rush by taking a deft drop pass from Sidney Crosby and throwing a puck at the net that deflected off two Capitals before sneaking by Neuvirth to tie it. Crosby’s assist extended his home points streak to 17 games, the second-longest of his career.

Maatta, a 19-year-old rookie who also will play for Finland in Sochi, provided the most electric moment of his breakout season.




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