Penguins beat the Capitals 3-1 in Game 4, series tied 2-2
The Penguins came into this game with a determination to dominate and win. The 1st period was scoreless, with both teams hold each other up, but the 2nd period was when the Pens made this game, A GAME. Scoring 2 goals in the 2nd, to the Capitals 1 and only goal. Kris had an assist on Jake Guenztel’s 3rd period goal! This is Kris’ 8th assist of the playoffs and has 10 points. The final score was 3-1 Penguins – series is now tied 2-2
Game 5 will be Saturday at 7 PM.
The bad blood between the Penguins and Capitals doesn’t always have to bubble to the surface in the form of violent, brain-rattling checks to the head.
Sometimes, it can just be an old-fashioned fist fight.
Washington’s T.J. Oshie threw a leaping hit into Penguins defenseman Kris Letang with the outcome more or less decided in the final minute of Game 4. Letang objected and they dropped the gloves and fought.
Both players seemed to take the altercation in stride afterwards.
“I saw a chance to hit him. He wasn’t happy with it, so he stuck up for himself, which I can respect,” Oshie said. “I don’t think either of us got a really good grab of each other.”
“They’re desperate,” Letang said. “He was trying to forecheck on me. The hit was a high hit, but at the end of the day, I don’t think he went with his elbow to knock me out. It was just an emotional game. It was tight from the beginning to the end. It was just good emotion.”
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