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Washington Capitals (2-0-1)


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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: N. Backstrom4
Plus/Minus: Z. Chara4
Shots on Goal: A. Ovechkin11
PIM: B. Dillon9
Win: I. Samsonov1
Shutouts: None 
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 11 (3)
Shots: 72 (8)
PP%: 33.3% (7)
Penalty Minutes: 31 (4)
Assists: 15 (6)
SH Goals: 0 (29)
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 8 (11)
Shots Against: 84 (4)
PK%: 92.3% (9)
Penalty Minutes: 17 (20)
Shutouts: 0 (29)
Sv%: 0.905 (17)
Injuries
Date Player Status
1/3 B. Malenstyn Achilles (IR)
1/3 M. Kempny Achilles (IR)
1/3 H. Lundqvist Heart (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
1/14 C. Anderson Designated for assignment Taxi squad
1/13 D. Carr Designated for assignment Taxi squad
1/13 Z. Fucale Designated for assignment Taxi squad
1/13 M. Fehervary Designated for assignment Taxi squad
1/13 B. Pinho Designated for assignment Taxi squad
1/13 P. Copley Designated for assignment Taxi squad
1/13 C. McMichael Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
1/13 C. Anderson Signed as Free Agent One-year contract
1/13 C. Anderson Waived
1/12 S. Gersich Sent to minors Hershey-AHL