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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Pittsburgh Claws Back Into Series

LANDOVER, Maryland -- Mario Lemieux set up four goals and Tom Barrasso stopped 38 shots as the Pittsburgh Penguins scored a 4-1 road win over the Washington Capitals to climb back into their first-round playoff series.


Ron Francis, Glen Murray, David Roche and Kevin Miller scored Monday for Pittsburgh, which lost the first two games of the best-of-seven series on home ice but can draw even with another road win in Wednesday's Game 4.


"We've got to keep doing the same things we did tonight," Lemieux said. "We need 20 guys working hard."


Lemieux's four assists tied a team playoff record.


"It was a combination of their best player raising his game and for our team, maybe pressing a little bit, first game at home, trying to do too much, we strayed from our style of play," Washington coach Jim Schoenfeld said.


Sylvain Cote scored to spoil Barrasso's shutout with 7:31 left in the game.


Jim Carey made 15 saves for the Capitals in his return to the starting lineup. Carey was lifted in favor of Olaf Kolzig during Washington's comeback in Game 1 and was on the bench when Kolzig led the Caps to a win in Game 2.


The Penguins rallied from a 2-0 deficit in the 1992 division semifinals against the Capitals and have twice erased 3-1 deficits against Washington.


(For other results, see Scorecard.)