Shattenkirk nets OT winner for Caps; Crosby exits

PITTSBURGH (AP) " Kevin Shattenkirk scored 3:13 into overtime and the Washington Capitals overcame a late collapse in regulation to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 on Monday night in Game 3 of their NHL Eastern Conference semifinal series.

Washington took a 2-1 series lead when Shattenkirk's shot from the point zipped by Marc-Andre Fleury's blocker. Game 4 is Wednesday night in Pittsburgh.

The Penguins played most of the game without star Sidney Crosby, who left in the first period after taking a hit to the head from Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen.

Washington appeared to be in control thanks to goals by Nicklas Backstrom and Evgeny Kuznetzov. But the lead vanished in the final two minutes of the third when Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin and Justin Schultz scored in a 48-second span to force overtime.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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