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Capitals Lay Egg; Penguins Crack It

  • Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, collides with Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, collides with Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

  • Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, collides with Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, collides with Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

  • Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates his goal with left wing Chris Kunitz (14) in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates his goal with left wing Chris Kunitz (14) in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

  • Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates his goal with left wing Chris Kunitz (14) in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates his goal with left wing Chris Kunitz (14) in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

  • Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) skates with the puck as he is defended by Washington Capitals center Marcus Johansson (90), of Sweden, in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) skates with the puck as he is defended by Washington Capitals center Marcus Johansson (90), of Sweden, in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

  • Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) skates with the puck as he is defended by Washington Capitals center Marcus Johansson (90), of Sweden, in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) skates with the puck as he is defended by Washington Capitals center Marcus Johansson (90), of Sweden, in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

  • Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Beau Bennett (19), center, celebrates with his teammates after his goal in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Beau Bennett (19), center, celebrates with his teammates after his goal in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

  • Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Beau Bennett (19), center, celebrates with his teammates after his goal in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Beau Bennett (19), center, celebrates with his teammates after his goal in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

  • Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, collides with Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
  • Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, collides with Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
  • Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates his goal with left wing Chris Kunitz (14) in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
  • Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates his goal with left wing Chris Kunitz (14) in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
  • Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) skates with the puck as he is defended by Washington Capitals center Marcus Johansson (90), of Sweden, in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
  • Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) skates with the puck as he is defended by Washington Capitals center Marcus Johansson (90), of Sweden, in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
  • Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Beau Bennett (19), center, celebrates with his teammates after his goal in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
  • Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Beau Bennett (19), center, celebrates with his teammates after his goal in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Washington (ap) — Sidney Crosby delivered a goal and an assist to get the better of a quiet Alex Ovechkin in the past league MVPs’ first matchup as division rivals, and the Pittsburgh Penguins ended a three-game road losing streak by beating the Washington Capitals 4-0 on Wednesday night.

Marc-Andre Fleury needed to make only 18 saves for his second shutout this season and 25th in the NHL. Paul Martin and Beau Bennett scored less than 5½ minutes apart to give Pittsburgh a 2-0 lead in a first period it dominated, outshooting Washington 17-6.

Wild 4, Senators 3

Ottawa, Ontario — Mikko Koivu scored the tiebreaking goal in the closing minutes of the third period and added two assists to lift Minnesota over Ottawa.

Koivu netted the winner with 2:57 left, allowing the Wild to rebound from a 6-2 loss in Montreal on Tuesday.

Former Senators forward Dany Heatley had a goal and an assist for the Wild (14-5-4), as did Jonas Brodin. Jason Pominville had the other goal, and Zach Parise had two assists.

Milan Michalek scored on the power play as the teams approached the midway point of the third period to pull the Senators even with the Wild. It appeared that goal would at least get the Senators to overtime.

Kyle Turris and Mika Zibanejad also scored for the Senators (8-10-4), who have lost three straight and four of five.