Ice hockey - Ovechkin and Co. beat Penguins to stay alive

Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals scores on the third period against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game Five (AFP Photo/BRUCE BENNETT)
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- Alex Ovechkin answered his critics as the Washington Capitals scored two third period goals just 27 seconds apart to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2 in game five of their NHL playoff series. Ovechkin and fellow Russian Evgeny Kuznetsov scored back to back to cap a three-goal third period rally and cut the Penguins lead in the Eastern Conference second round series to 3-2. "I knew we were going to come through sooner or later," said Capitals' goaltender Braden Holtby, who made 20 saves. "We are sick of talk and we want to prove we can get it done. We have got to take that mindset into game six." The Penguins will try again to close out the series when it shifts back to Pittsburgh for game six on Monday night.

AFP