Alex Ovechkin did everything he could to keep the Washington Capitals' season alive.
Ovechkin threw his body around, skated around and through Pittsburgh's defense and scored a power-play goal to help the Capitals beat the Penguins, 3-1, in Game 5 in Washington on Saturday night.
Behind a two-point game from Ovechkin and 30 saves by Braden Holtby, Washington cut its deficit to 3-2 and forced Game 6 on Tuesday night in Pittsburgh. T.J. Oshie also scored on the power play and Justin Williams at even strength, cracking Matt Murray after the goaltender looked superhuman for most of the series.
Murray allowed three goals on 19 shots and was victimized on a brutal turnover...