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Pens score 3 unanswered, rally past Caps

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WASHINGTON (AP) After the Capitals scored early, the Penguins scored often to stun their rivals with yet another comeback.

Patric Hornqvist, Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel scored in a 4:49 span to help Pittsburgh erase a two-goal deficit in the third period and the Penguins beat Washington 3-2 on Thursday night in Game 1 of the second-round series.

Showing no panic from allowing a goal to Evgeny Kuznetsov 17 seconds into the game and another to Alex Ovechkin 28 seconds into the third period, the back-to-back defending Stanley Cup champions took another series lead in typical Penguins fashion.

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1 W. Karlsson, VGK49
2 J. Marchessault, VGK36
3t S. Couturier, Phi34
3t Y. Gourde, TB34
3t J. Manson, Anh34
6 V. Hedman, TB32
7t D. Brown, LA31
7t R. Smith, VGK31
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Rank Player W
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1t A. Vasilevskiy, TB44
3 P. Rinne, Nsh42
4 F. Andersen, Tor38
5 S. Bobrovsky, Cls37
6 D. Dubnyk, Min35
7t B. Holtby, Was34
7t T. Rask, Bos34
9 J. Quick, LA33
10t J. Gibson, Anh31
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