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Crosby returns, but Capitals dominate Penguins 6-1

Crosby returns, but Capitals dominate Penguins 6-1

  • Penguins
  • Capitals
Nov 15
SW Creative
  • SportsWriters

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby returned from the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol to play against the Washington Capitals on Sunday.

Unfortunately for him, and his team, the game ended in a 6-1 loss, as the Capitals maintained their top position in the Metropolitan Division.

Washington forward Garnet Hathaway scored his third goal in two games, and captain Alex Ovechkin added two assists.

“It’s his [Crosby] second game in five months, six months, so I think we have to understand where he’s at,” said Penguins coach Mike Sullivan, who also rejoined the team from COVID-19 protocol. “He’s coming off a difficult 10 days that he just went through. I thought he played hard tonight under real challenging circumstances.”

Penguins defenseman Brian Dumoulin, the third team member who returned from the protocol, shared his thoughts about the game.

“If I’m in the lineup, I feel like I’ve got to play a little bit better,” Dumoulin said. “Obviously on that third goal, that’s one I’d like to have back, especially late in the period.”

On the other hand, Caps coach Peter Laviolette was pleased with his team’s overall performance.

“It was a good game for us,” said Laviolette. “Pittsburgh had a tough schedule, and yet they still play hard, they’re always pushing on the puck and pushing on bodies. We knew what kind of game we were in for, and I thought our guys responded really well and handled it really well.”

On Tuesday, the Penguins will host the Buffalo Sabres, and the Capitals travel to play Anaheim Ducks.

  • Sidney Crosby

    Sidney Patrick Crosby is a Canadian professional ice hockey player and captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League . Nicknamed "Sid the Kid" and dubbed "The Next One",

  • Pittsburgh Penguins

    The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh. They compete in the National Hockey League as a member of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference,

  • Mike Sullivan (ice hockey)

    Michael Barry Sullivan is an American ice hockey coach and former player. He is the current head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League . He was a fourth round selection,