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Video: Capitals start strong in must-win Game 5 thanks to classic Ovechkin blast, Penguins quickly respond

The Capitals got an early power play opportunity in Game 5 and Alex Ovechkin took advantage of the chance to give Washington a 1-0 lead over Pittsburgh.

In a must-win game for the Washington Capitals, their star, Alex Ovechkin, got them off to the ideal start.

With only one goal (and three points) in this series prior to Game 5 on Saturday, Ovechkin gave his team the early lead on one of those classic power play blasts from his off wing.

But just 3:04 later, the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins responded. One win away from the Eastern Conference final and with a 3-1 series lead over the Capitals, the Penguins evened the score on a power play goal of their own from Chris Kunitz.

Game On at Verizon Center.