Wideman nets winner as Capitals top Penguins, 3-2

October 13, 2011 - 9:45 PM
Capitals Penguins Hockey

Pittsburgh Penguins' Evgeni Malkin, left, of Russia, watches as a shot by Penguins' James Neal gets past Washington Capitals goalie Tomas Vokoun (29) for a first-period goal during an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. Malkin had an assist on the goal. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dennis Wideman's power-play goal 2:48 into overtime lifted the Washington Capitals to a 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night.

Wideman rifled a shot from just inside the right circle past Pittsburgh goalie Brent Johnson to keep Washington unbeaten in three games this season.

Alexander Ovechkin scored his first goal of the season for the Capitals, who have won eight straight regular-season games in Pittsburgh. Tomas Vokoun bounced back from a shaky debut with Washington to finish with 39 saves.

James Neal scored twice and Evgeni Malkin had two assists for the Penguins, who took their first non-shootout loss of the season.