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Guentzel's winner lifts Penguins by Capitals 4-3 in shootout

PITTSBURGH (AP) Casey DeSmith felt the puck at his feet, looked down to confirm it was indeed the case then exhaled as his Pittsburgh Penguins teammates poured over the bench in the middle of an empty arena to congratulate their backup goaltender, the one hardly playing like a backup.

Starting in place of a shaky Tristan Jarry, DeSmith turned aside 20 shots he faced in regulation and overtime then stuffed Washington's T.J. Oshie, Nicklas Backstrom, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Alex Ovechkin in the shootout as the Penguins picked up their first win of the season with a 4-3 victory on Sunday.

Given the start after Jarry allowed nine goals on 31 shots while getting swept in Philadelphia last week, DeSmith picked up his first victory since March 14, 2019, when he denied Ovechkin after Jake Guentzel put Pittsburgh up in the fourth round of the shootout.

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Leaders
Points: M. Jankowski3
Plus/Minus: J. McCann1
Shots on Goal: S. Crosby8
PIM: M. Matheson4
Win: None 
Shutouts: None 
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 5 (20)
Shots: 67 (12)
PP%: 25.0% (13)
Penalty Minutes: 18 (17)
Assists: 7 (20)
SH Goals: 0 (21)
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 11 (2)
Shots Against: 47 (26)
PK%: 66.7% (24)
Penalty Minutes: 16 (18)
Shutouts: 0 (21)
Sv%: 0.766 (29)
Injuries
Date Player Status
1/17 M. Matheson Upper-body injury (day-to-day)
1/13 Z. Trotman Knee (IR)
1/3 K. Kapanen COVID-19 protocol (IR)
1/3 Z. Aston-Reese Shoulder (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
1/11 S. Poulin Assigned to Junior Club Sherbrooke-QMJHL
1/11 N. Legare Assigned to Junior Club Baie-Comeau-QMJHL
1/11 F. Gaudreau Designated for assignment Taxi squad
1/11 P. Joseph Designated for assignment Taxi squad
1/11 D. O'Connor Designated for assignment Taxi squad
1/11 A. Angello Designated for assignment Taxi squad
1/11 M. Lagace Designated for assignment Taxi squad
1/11 A. D'Orio Designated for assignment Taxi squad
1/11 R. Zohorna Sent to minors Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
1/11 J. Currie Sent to minors Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL