TribLIVE

| Sports


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Crosby lifts Pens in shootout victory

Penguins/NHL Videos

Rob Rossi podcasts

  • Loading...
Sunday, March 8, 2009
 

WASHINGTON — Penguins captain Sidney Crosby scored in the shootout — where goalie Marc-Andre Fleury was perfect — to lift the Penguins past the Washington Capitals, 4-3, today at Verizon Center.

The Penguins completed a five-game road trip 5-0-0 and avoided a first season series sweep at the hands of Washington.

Fleury, who finished with 29 saves, stopped Capitals forwards Alexander Semin, Viktor Kozlov and leading NHL goal-scorer Alex Ovechkin in the shootout.

Crosby scored his 25th goal and second in two games since missing four in a row with a groin injury. Right winger Bill Guerin scored his 17th and first since he was acquired from the New York Islanders on Wednesday. Defenseman Sergei Gonchar added his third in his first game since he did not play Thursday to attend the birth of his daugther.

The Penguins (35-26-6, 76 points) moved three ahead of ninth-place Buffalo for the Eastern Conference's eighth and final playoff spot. The Sabres own two games in-hand.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Penguins

  1. Penguins’ Lovejoy embracing defensive pairing with Pouliot
  2. Penguins notebook: Road trip increases in difficulty
  3. Penguins notebook: Crosby says he would play goal if needed
  4. Crosby, Malkin chase scoring title amid defense-minded league
  5. Penguins need trade-deadline acquisitions to bring toughness
  6. Finding perfect pairing for Ehrhoff key for Penguins
  7. Crosby fights, Penguins lose to Blue Jackets
  8. Power play clicks, Greiss steps up in Penguins’ win over Blues
  9. Penguins eye move for former center Staal
  10. Under Rutherford, it’s been a sizeable shakeup for Penguins
  11. Baby Penguins notebook: Goalie Murray on historic run of success