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Pittsburgh Ices Washington 5-4 - Recap

Pittsburgh skated to a 5-4 victory over Washington on Tuesday in NHL action at PPG Paints Arena.

Bettors who backed the Penguins were rewarded as -133 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 6.5.

Jake Guentzel, Colton Sceviour, Evgeni Malkin, Teddy Blueger, and Sidney Crosby each scored for the Penguins in the victory. Sceviour opened the scoring for Pittsburgh.

Casey DeSmith turned in a 22-save effort for the Penguins.

Tom Wilson(2), Lars Eller, and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored for the Capitals, finding the net behind Casey DeSmith.

Washington got a 25-stop effort from Vitek Vanecek in the loss.

On the power play, Pittsburgh went 2-for-3, while the Capitals were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.

Washington lost the shots on goal battle to Pittsburgh by a margin of 30-26.

Pittsburgh heads into a battle against the Rangers. Washington, meanwhile, will have their next action against Buffalo.