With two minutes left to play in Pittsburgh and the Washington Capitals leading 2-0, it seemed a mere formality that the Caps would win Game 3. However, the Penguins pulled their goalie and Evgeni Malkin scored to make it 2-1 with just under two minutes to play. Moments later, the Pens’ Justin Schultz snuck in another 6-on-5 goal to tie it up. The Penguins managed their comeback without Sidney Crosby, who took an ugly shot to the head from the Capitals’ Matt Niskanen. Crosby barely made it off the ice on his own skates and Niskanen was ejected.
After those two goals sent the game to overtime, Capitals defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk scored the game-winner just three minutes into overtime to give the Caps their first win of the series.
The Penguins are now up 2-1 in the series, and they’ll try to push the Capitals to the brink of elimination on Wednesday in Pittsburgh, but the Caps’ win tonight ensures that at least one more game will be played in Washington.