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Late goal gives Penguins a series tie

WASHINGTON — Eric Fehr scored the tiebreaking goal against his former team with about 41/2 minutes left Saturday night, giving the Penguins a 2-1 win over the Capitals that tied the Eastern Conference second-round playoff series at a game apiece.

Fehr redirected a pass out of a corner from Evgeni Malkin, sending the puck off the right post and past goalie Braden Holtby. Fehr played parts of nine seasons in Washington across two stints before leaving as a free agent last summer to join Pittsburgh.

"I'm not going to lie to you, it feels really good," Fehr said when asked if it was special to score against his former team.

Penguins 0 1 1 2
Capitals 0 0 1 1
Penguins 0 1 1 2
Capitals 0 0 1 1

FirstNone. PenaltiesOrpik, Was (interference), 4:13; Lovejoy, Pit (slashing), 16:29.

Second1, Pit, Hagelin 2 (Bonino), 7:08. PenaltiesKuznetsov, Was (holding), 1:20; Was bench, served by Johansson (too many men), 11:05; Chorney, Was (roughing), 15:02; Kuznetsov, Was (goaltender interference), 17:58.

Third2, Was, Johansson 2 (J.Carlson, Kuznetsov), 4:08 (pp). 3, Pit, Fehr 2 (Malkin, Kunitz), 15:32. PenaltiesLetang, Pit (tripping), 2:56; Bonino, Pit (roughing), 8:18; Niskanen, Was (hooking), 8:18. SOGPit 14-14-7—35. Was 5-5-14—24. PPsPit 0 of 5; Was 1 of 2. GoaliesPit, Murray 4-1-0 (24 shots-23 saves). Was, Holtby 5-3-0 (35-33).

Leafs get top pick in draft: Brendan Shanahan's job of rebuilding the Maple Leafs got a big boost when the league's last-place team won the draft lottery, putting it in a position to take American center Auston Matthews with the first pick in June.

"We earned this the hard way," said Shanahan, the Maple Leafs' president. "It wasn't a whole lot of fun this year."

With a 20 percent chance of winning the lottery, the Maple Leafs became the first last-place team to retain the position in the draft order since the Oilers in 2010. The Jets made the largest jump, moving from the sixth to the second selection. The Blue Jackets moved up one spot to third.

Edmonton dropped two spots and will pick fourth. The Oilers had the first pick in four of the previous six drafts and won the lottery three times.

The Canucks slipped from third to fifth. The Flames dropped one spot and will pick sixth. The order of the final eight teams stayed the same.

Shanahan wouldn't provide any hints as to which player the Leafs might select with the pick.

Around the league: The Panthers' Aleksander Barkov, the Bruins' Loui Eriksson and the Kings' Anze Kopitar are the finalists for Lady Byng Trophy, given to the player who exhibited sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct as voted by members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association. The winner will be announced June 22.

Late goal gives Penguins a series tie 04/30/16 [Last modified: Saturday, April 30, 2016 11:50pm]
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