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Capitals Vs. Penguins Score Update: Pittsburgh Takes A Two-Goal Lead After First Period

The Pittsburgh Penguins took a 2-0 lead over the Washington Capitals after the first twenty minutes of their Sunday afternoon matchup at Consol Energy Center. The Pens struck twice within the first six minutes. Kris Letang put the Pens on the board first, burying a shot from the top of the zone on the power play. Chris Kunitz set up a screen in front and Letang's rocket found the back of the net over the left shoulder of Michael Neuvirth.

Pittsburgh took a two-goal lead on James Neal's 25th goal of the season. Evgeni Malkin and Neal continue to wreak havoc, with Malkin setting up Neal on a face-off for the second goal of the game. The Russian center won the face-off and put the puck through his legs back to Neal who quickly put a wrister past Neuvirth to make it 2-0. The puck was in the back of the net less than two seconds after it was dropped on the face-off, with Neuvirth having little time to react.

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