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Crosby's goal, assist lead Penguins past Caps 4-0

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Sidney Crosby delivered a goal and an assist to get the better of a quiet Alex Ovechkin in the past league MVPs' first matchup as division rivals, and the Pittsburgh Penguins ended a three-game road losing streak by beating the Washington Capitals 4-0 on Wednesday night.

Marc-Andre Fleury needed to make only 18 saves for his second shutout this season and 25th in the NHL. Paul Martin and Beau Bennett scored less than 5½ minutes apart to give Pittsburgh a 2-0 lead in a first period it dominated, outshooting Washington 17-6.

Crosby, who assisted on Martin's goal, then netted his 11th on a power play with 29 seconds remaining in the second period.

James Neal made it 4-0 with a goal 7:16 into the third.

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