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Goals from Ovechkin, Orlov and Kuznetsov helped Washington defeat Pittsburgh


MOSCOW, 10 Apr. The Washington Capitals defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins on the road in the NHL regular season match. The meeting in Pittsburgh ended with a score of 6:3 (2:3, 1:0, 3:0). Markus Johansson (2nd minute), Dmitry Orlov (8), Alexander Ovechkin (25), Tom Wilson (52), Evgeny Kuznetsov (59) and Martin Fehervari (60) scored for the Capitals. The Penguins scored Brian Rast (1), Jeff Carter (19) and Brian Boyle (20), Evgeni Malkin scored an assist. Ovechkin scored the 774th goal in the NHL regular season. He is 27 goals away from second-placed Gordie Howe on the league's all-time top scorer list. Also, this goal was for the captain of “Washington” 44th this season. He is now second in powerplay goals in a season for players over 36, tying Howe. The Finnish striker Teemu Selanne keeps the lead (in the 2006/07 season, 48 goals at the age of 36). Kuznetsov was recognized as the second star of the match. Orlov set a personal record for goals scored in a season with 11. Malkin reached the mark of 700 career NHL assists. He was 23rd in career assists (976 games) in 700 assists and second among current players. Washington is eighth in the NHL Eastern Conference. “Pittsburgh” is a line above.

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