Capitals come back to stun Penguins, take 2-1 series lead

Alex Ovechkin celebrates after scoring the game winning goal. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Two third period goals propelled the Capitals to a game three victory and a series lead.

Alex Ovechkin scored the game-winning goal with 1:07 remaining in the third period to send the Washington Capitals to a 4-3 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins in game three of the Eastern Conference Second Round.

Washington trailed 3-2 entering the third period before Matt Niskanen’s goal tied the game at three ahead of Ovechkin’s game-winner.

Game four of the best of seven series is Thursday in Pittsburgh.