Evgeni Malkin

Penguins hold Ovechkin without a shot on goal, beat Capitals, 3-1, to even series at 2

Penguins hold Ovechkin without a shot on goal, beat Capitals, 3-1, to even series at 2

Mike Sullivan knows his team is “wired” for offense, as tends to happen when you have Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and — increasingly — Jake Guentzel on your roster.

Yet the Pittsburgh Penguins have proved during their two-year run atop the NHL that they know what they're doing at the other end of the ice, too, playing with a discipline that's more grit than glamour.

Their hopes for a historic three-peat remain alive because of it.

Guentzel scored twice and the Penguins held Washington star Alex Ovechkin without a shot on goal for just the third time in 107 career playoff games to grind out a 3-1 victory in Game 4 on Thursday night to even their typically taut Eastern...

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