Kuznetsov and Ovechkin did not save Washington from defeat to Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh meeting between local “Penguings” and “Washington Capitals” the next game day of the NHL regular championship has started. The hosts of the ice turned out to be stronger than their principal rival with a score of 6: 3, having achieved their third consecutive victory over the “capital” this season.

As part of the winners, Brian Rust scored a double (11th and 27th minutes). Brandon Tanev (13th), Jake Günzel (31st), Zach Aston-Reese (59th) and Sidney Crosby (60th) also distinguished themselves for the “Pittsburgh”. For the guests, goals were scored by Evgeny Kuznetsov (6th), Jakub Vrana (24th) and Niklas Backström (38th). The latter was assisted by Alexander Ovechkin.

Note that Yevgeny Kuznetsov returned to the team after suffering a coronavirus infection. His teammate Dmitry Orlov did not take part in the team’s scoring attacks. As well as the forward of the hosts of the ice Evgeny Malkin.

Let’s remind that the previous two meetings between the rivals ended in favor of the “penguins” (4: 3 B, 5: 4 OT). Both matches were played on the ice of Pittsburgh.

Source: Вести.Ru by www.vesti.ru.

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