'Ovi' has the last word on 'Sid'

‘Ovi’ has the last word on ‘Sid’

Once again, the rivalry between the Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins did not disappoint on Saturday afternoon. It was finally the band of Alexander Ovechkin who had the upper hand over that of Sidney Crosby, by the score of 6 to 3, at the PPG Paints Arena.

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“Ovi” left his mark on the meeting by threading the needle from his office, on the second period power play. His violent strike left Tristan Jarry speechless, allowing the Capitals to tie the game. In addition, he accompanied Tom Wilson during a two against one at the end of which the latter scored the winning goal, at the end of the third twenty.

This is the fourth straight loss for the Penguins. Ill, Crosby had missed the last game of his family, but he seemed pumped up for this duel. In the first half, he was sent to jail for punching striker Nic Dowd without warning. “Sid” was cleared from the score sheet, in addition to posting a poor differential of -3.

The meeting got off to a flying start. Both Bryan Rust and Marcus Johansson scored for their respective teams within the first 61 seconds of the game; Jeff Carter and Brian Boyle closed the first 20 with two wins in one minute.

Dmitry Orlov also hit the target for the Caps, while Evgeny Kuznetsov and Martin Fehervary both slid the puck into an empty net.

In front of the crowd favorites cage, Jarry had a pretty busy night, stopping 39 shots. Ilya Samsonov sweated less on the other side of the ice, with 29 saves.

The Devils play a nasty trick on the Stars

In a precarious position in the standings, the Dallas Stars could not afford to fall into the trap set by the New Jersey Devils, but they played the spoilsport by scoring twice in the last moments of the meeting to win 3 to 1 on Saturday afternoon at the American Airlines Center.

Nico Hischier scored a game-winning goal to silence the Texas crowd with 70 seconds left on the clock. The captain deftly got rid of Tyler Seguin with a quick pivot, then dodged goaltender Jake Oettinger’s spear to send the puck under his arm. Pavel Zacha confirmed the victory with another net 10 seconds later.

The Devils had lost their last five games, allowing the Montreal Canadiens seven goals on Thursday. They seemed like an easy catch to the Stars, who are battling for a playoff spot.

The Dallas defense deflated giving up three goals in the third period, including Ty Smith, which tied the game 1-1.

Three successive penalties led to Ryan Suter opening the scoring in the second period. On the power play, the veteran defenseman took a wrist shot from the blue line that worked its way past Nico Daws. This is the 100and Suter’s career goal, which only became the 16and American rear to reach this plateau.

Daws was solid in the win stopping 27 pucks. His vis-à-vis, Oettinger, made 20 parries on 23 throws.

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