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Last Five Games
Record: 2-3-0
 5-5  NYR  2-0  W
 5-7  NYR  4-2  W
 5-9  NYR  1-5  L
 5-11  NYR  1-3  L
 5-13  NYR  1-2  L
 
Pens dominated 4-1 by Caps. (3-Dec-2002)
The Pens get beat 4-1 by the Capitals in front of a mere 11,640 at Mellon Arena. Ex-Pens Jaromir Jagr and Robert Lang both scored goals for Washington. Mario Lemieux spoiled Olaf Kolzig's shutout bid with a goal at 17:07 of the third period. The Penguins were held to only 17 shots on goal by Washington's strong defensive play.

Scoring
1st 2nd 3rd - T
 Capitals 2 1 1 - 4
 Penguins 0 0 1 - 1
Shots on goal
1st 2nd 3rd - T
 Capitals 12 10 10 - 32
 Penguins 6 7 4 - 17
Power Plays
1st 2nd 3rd - T
 Capitals 0-0 0-1 0-1 - 0-2
 Penguins 0-2 0-1 0-0 - 0-3
  • Lines: Straka-Lemieux-Kovalev, Morozov-Hrdina-Nieminen, LaCouture-Primeau-Robitaille and McKenna-Manderville-Sivek.
  • Defensive pairings: Ference-Bergevin, Laukkanen-Moran and Jonsson-Pushor.
  • Goaltender: Johan Hedberg
  • Captain: Mario Lemieux
  • Alternate captains: Alexei Kovalev, Martin Straka.
  • Washington opened a 1-0 lead at the 8:46 mark of the first with an Ivan Ciernik goal. Ken Klee took a shot from the right point and the save by Johan Hedberg rebounded into the slot where Ciernik banged it home stick-side.
    • Washington, Ivan Ciernik 2 (Ken Klee, Michael Nylander), 8:46
  • Jaromir Jagr got the eventual game-winner for the Capitals at 13:10 with a nice individual effort. Jagr shrugged off a Pens defenseman, circled behind the net, threw the puck to the front of the net and it went in off of Marc Bergevin's skate at the far post.
    • Washington, Jaromir Jagr 13 (Jason Doig, Rick Berry), 13:10
  • 1st Period Penalties: Was, Ciernik, (Holding) 10:32; Was, Ciernik, (Hooking) 13:28.
  • Shots after one period were 12-6 in favor of Washington.
  • Washington had a 3-0 lead when Robert Lang scored just under two minutes into the second period. Lang took a wrist shot from the right circle which went off of Hedberg's shoulder. Lang got his own rebound at the right-side of the net and rung it in from a sharp angle.
    • Washington, Robert Lang 7 (Sergei Gonchar, Brendan Witt), 1:48
  • 2nd Period Penalties: Pit, Kovalev, (Cross-checking) 5:32; Was, Sutherby, (Interference) 9:08.
  • Shots after two were 22-13 in favor of Washington.
  • Jeff Halpern notched his fourth of the season to up the lead to 4-0. Halpern, out front, flipped a shot over Hedberg from in tight.
    • Washington, Jeff Halpern 4 (Mike Grier), 2:43
  • Pittsburgh avoided being shut out when Mario Lemieux scored with just under three minutes to go. Alexei Kovalev, above the right circle, passed the puck to the front of the net where Lemieux tipped it by Olaf Kolzig.
    • Pittsburgh, Mario Lemieux 12 (Alexei Kovalev, Andrew Ference), 17:07
  • 3rd Period Penalties: Pit, Morozov, (Tripping) 5:13.
  • Three Stars of the Game:
    1. Jaromir Jagr, Was (1g)
    2. Ken Klee, Was (1a)
    3. Robert Lang, Was (1g)
  • Power plays: Pittsburgh 0 of 3, Washington 0 of 2.
  • Goalies: Washington, Olaf Kolzig (17 shots, 16 saves; record: 9-9-1).
    Pittsburgh, Johan Hedberg (32 shots, 28 saves; record: 8-6-3).
  • Attendance: 11,640 at Mellon Arena.
  • Scratches: Josef Melichar (shoulder), Michal Rozsival (shoulder), Shean Donovan (foot), Dick Tarnstrom (foot) and Alexandre Daigle.
  • ESPN boxscore: http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/boxscore?gameId=221203016
  • Opponent's newspaper accounts: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A5789-2002Dec3.html and http://www.washingtontimes.com/sports/20021204-19988625.htm


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