PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) — The Penguins dropped their latest matchup with the Washington Capitals, 1-0 at the CONSOL Energy Center on Monday night.
The injury-laden Pens were unable to score on Michael Neuvirth who had 39 saves for the night.
Marc-Andre Fleury allowed only one goal when Alex Ovechkin blasted a shot over his right shoulder with 3:22 left in the second period.
While the Pens did not score, they came close. Neuvirth blocked a backhander by Pascal Dupuis in the first and Ryan Craig’s shot from the left circle just three minutes later.
There’s been no love lost between the Pens and Caps this season – from David Steckel’s collision with Sidney Crosby at the Winter Classic to Matt Cooke’s hit on Ovechkin’s knee Feb. 6.
On Monday, Penguins fans did let up a cheer in the first period Pittsburgh defenseman Ben Lovejoy shoved Ovechkin, causing the Capitals captain to fall backward, after the whistle during a scrum in front of the Penguins’ net.