Ice Hockey - Penguins make history with win over Capitals

Rookie defenseman Olli Maatta helped the Pittsburgh Penguins make some history when his goal with just under two minutes remaining lifted them to a 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals.

Ice Hockey - Penguins make history with win over Capitals

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Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) and right wing Pierre-Luc Letoumeau-Leblond (32) celebrate after defeating the Washington Capitals (Reuters)

Penguins 4, Capitals 3

The triumph was the Penguins' 13th consecutive victory at Consol Energy Center, breaking the club record for most home wins in a row. They had a 12-game streak last season from February 22-March 30.

Maatta also had an assist for Pittsburgh (34-12-2).

Defenseman Kris Letang, Taylor Pyatt and Jussi Jokinen also scored for the Penguins, who have won five of their last six games overall.

Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 34th goal while center Brooks Laich and left winger Jason Chimera also added goals.

Washington (22-17-8) lost for the seventh time in the last nine games.

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Maple Leafs 4, Sabres 3 (shootout)

Tyler Bozak scored the third and decisive goal in a shootout as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Buffalo Sabres.

Phil Kessel Nikolai Kulemin and defenseman Morgan Rielly scored for the Maple Leafs in regulation, while Cody Hodgson and left wingers Matt Ellis and Matt Moulson responded for the Sabres.

James Reimer, who started in the Toronto (24-20-5) goal for only the second time this month, stopped 27 shots in regulation and overtime.

Buffalo (13-27-6) goaltender Ryan Miller made 36 saves.

All three Maple Leafs shooters, left wingers James van Riemsdyk and Joffrey Lupul as well as Bozak, scored in the shootout.

Moulson scored on the first Sabres attempt in the shootout but Reimer stopped Hodgson's effort before Bozak netted to seal the contest.

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