NHL Roundup: Crosby, Dumoulin Activated From COVID-19 List, But Penguins Routed By Capitals. – Community News
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NHL Roundup: Crosby, Dumoulin Activated From COVID-19 List, But Penguins Routed By Capitals.

Garnet Hathaway celebrates with teammate Alex Ovechkin after scoring in the first period on Sunday night, setting the Washington Capitals on their way to a 6-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Luis M. Alvarez/Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Kennebunkport’s Garnet Hathaway scored his third goal in two games, Alex Ovechkin added two assists and the Washington Capitals ruined Sidney Crosby’s return Sunday night, beating the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-1.

Martin Fehervary, Daniel Sprong, Conor Sheary, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Tom Wilson also scored for Washington, who won for the fourth time in a row and tied with Carolina at the top of the Metropolitan Division.

Jake Guentzel scored in the first period for the Penguins, who pulled Crosby and Biddeford defender Brian Dumoulin back from the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol. Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan was also back from protocol, but his team fell behind early and then conceded second-period goals to two former Penguins.

With Washington 2-1, Dumoulin lost the puck at the blue line. Lars Eller skated in, waited patiently for Pittsburgh’s Kris Letang to slide past, then fed Jump across for his third goal of the season.

Sheary, who was on the Penguins’ Stanley Cup-winning teams in 2016 and 2017, scored 2:35 later to give Washington a 4-1 lead with 1:24 left in the second.

Washington resigned for Nic Dowd on a three-year contract extension with an average annual value of $1.3 million.

FLAMES 4, SENATORS 0: Dan Vladar made 27 saves before his first career shutout when Calgary broke a three-game losing streak with a win over Ottawa.

It was the ninth career start for Vladar, who played five games for the Bruins last season.

The Flames were led by Elias Lindholm with a goal and an assist. Andrew Mangiapane, Matthew Tkachuk and Nikita Zadorov also scored and Sean Monahan had two assists.

OILS 5, BLUES 4: Kailer Yamamoto scored in the last minute as Edmonton won in St. Louis.

Connor McDavid, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Leon Draisaitl and Ryan McLeod also scored for Edmonton, which won for the first time since December 5, 2018 in St. Louis.

Mikko Koskinen made 35 saves as the Oilers improved to 11-3-0.

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