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Penguins 2, Capitals 0

Penguins 2, Capitals 0: Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 20 of his 32 shots in the third period as host Pittsburgh swept a home-and-home series with its eighth straight victory over Washington. Sidney Crosby scored his 31st goal and Jussi Jokinen recorded his 17th - and first in 11 games - for the Penguins, who increased their lead over Boston to three points for the best record in the Eastern Conference. Fleury won his third straight start while recording his 28th career shutout and fifth of the season.

Preview: Capitals at Penguins

After getting a 60-minute look at the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday, the Washington Capitals should have a good sense of how to slow them down. The bad news: that may be easier said than done as the Capitals visit Pittsburgh hoping to avoid a home-and-home sweep on Tuesday. Chris Kunitz scored twice and captain Sidney Crosby added a goal and two assists as the Penguins prevailed 3-2 in an entertaining opener to their two-game series in Washington.

Penguins 3, Capitals 2

Penguins 3, Capitals 2: Chris Kunitz scored twice and Sidney Crosby added a goal and two assists as visiting Pittsburgh upended Washington. Kunitz and Crosby both reached the 30-goal plateau as the Penguins moved back ahead of Boston by one point for top spot in the Eastern Conference. Lee Stempniak added two assists while Jeff Zatkoff turned aside 31 shots to earn the win.

Canadians go hockey mad as Olympic men's squad nets gold medal

Hockey-crazed Canadians from coast to coast thought nothing of an early morning start and streamed into bars — and even a Halifax church — on Sunday to watch and triumphantly celebrate Team Canada capturing Olympic gold. The diehard crowd at the Real Sports bar in downtown Toronto exploded in an ear-splitting roar as Canada topped Sweden 3-0 to win its second consecutive Olympic gold medal in men's hockey.

Olympics: Canada claims gold as Crosby ends slump

Sidney Crosby scored on a breakaway in the second period as Canada retained their Olympic title, rolling over Sweden 3-0 to claim a record ninth gold and the first on European soil in 62 years. Jonathan Toews and Chris Kunitz also scored and goaltender Carey Price posted the shutout for Canada who became the first country to win back-to-back Winter Olympic Games titles since the Soviet Union in 1988. It was the second-straight gold medal game where Canadian captain Crosby rose to the occasion.

Olympics: Canada claims gold as Crosby ends slump

Sidney Crosby scored on a breakaway in the second period as Canada retained their Olympic title, rolling over Sweden 3-0 to claim a record ninth gold and the first on European soil in 62 years. Jonathan Toews and Chris Kunitz also scored and goaltender Carey Price posted the shutout for Canada who became the first country to win back-to-back Winter Olympic Games titles since the Soviet Union in 1988. It was the second-straight gold medal game where Canadian captain Crosby rose to the occasion.

Olympics: Unbeaten Canada, Sweden face off for hockey gold

Forget the hockey gods -- Team Canada should check their horoscope before Sunday's Olympic gold medal game against unbeaten Sweden. "You have to line up the moon and the stars to win," said Canada's coach Mike Babcock. Defending champions Canada booked their spot in the gold medal game by throwing a blanket over the USA's potent offence. But they will face a powerful Swedish team in the final of the Sochi tournament that prides itself on winning with great goaltending and solid defence.

Olympics: Crosby, Ovechkin still seeking right mix

Reigning gold medal champions Canada say they are not concerned about Sidney Crosby's lack of scoring punch so far in the Olympic Games. Coach Mike Babcock defended his star player, saying scoring is not the measuring stick he uses to gauge success in a short tournament like the Winter Olympics. "Everyone evaluates Sid on scoring," Babcock said of Crosby. "I evaluate Sid on winning." Crosby, who scored the golden goal for Canada four years ago in Vancouver, has little to show so far on the scoresheet in the men's hockey tournament in Sochi.

Olympics: Doughty scores two as Canada wins group

Drew Doughty scored his second goal of the game in overtime as Canada beat Finland 2-1 to claim top spot in Group B of the Olympic Games hockey tournament on Sunday. Doughty took a pass from his Los Angeles Kings teammate Jeff Carter and snapped a shot under the left leg pad of Finnish goaltender Tuuku Rask for Canada who are seeking back-to-back Olympic gold after winning four years ago in Vancouver.

Crosby and Ovechkin bring star power to Sochi

By Steve Keating SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby, ice hockey's two biggest names, arrived at the Sochi Winter Games on Monday, adding their considerable star power to the Olympic buzz. With the men's ice hockey tournament starting on Wednesday, Crosby and Ovechkin joined their respective team mates to shake off the jet lag after their flights from North America.
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