The Washington Capitals were inches away from taking a 2-0 lead into the second intermission of Game 3 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury saved a goal by making an incredible stick stop with the puck trickling toward the goal line late in the second period.
Fleury entered Thursday night’s matchup at PPG Paints Arena with a .936 save percentage and a 2.37 GAA in seven games this postseason.
Earlier in Game 3, Penguins captain Sidney Crosby was cross-checked in the face by Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen, who was ejected for the hit.
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