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Capitals Vs. Penguins: Mike Knuble Scores Early, Ties Game At 1-1 After Second Period

Call Mike Knuble "The Penguins Killer."

Knuble's goal at the start of the second period brought the Washington Capitals back to a 1-1 tie with the Pittsburgh Penguins and the score remains the same after 40 minutes.

Knuble tied the game at 1:20 without even shooting the puck. Knuble corralled the puck low in the offensive zone and drove towards Brent Johnson. Deryk Engelland pushed Knuble off of the puck and into the side of the net, but the loose puck somehow squirted through Johnson's pads and into the net. It was Knuble's first goal of the season and his 31st career goal against the Penguins, the most against any team in his career.

Shots are 21-14 in favor of Pittsburgh, but Washington outshot them 11-9 in the period. The game opened up considerably as both teams had several great scoring chances. Tomas Vokoun has 20 saves, while Johnson has 13 of his own.