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Fehr snaps tie, Pens pull even with Caps

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WASHINGTON (AP) Already down a game in their second-round playoff series, Kris Letang and the Pittsburgh Penguins suddenly were down a man, too, on Saturday night, when Olli Maatta was leveled by a high hit from Washington's Brooks Orpik less than 5 minutes in.

So the Penguins simply did what they've been doing for weeks and weeks now: They figured out a way to set aside a setback.

Letang played more than 35 minutes to help make up for fellow defenseman Maatta's absence, and Eric Fehr scored the tiebreaking goal against his former team with about 4 1/2 minutes remaining, giving the Penguins a 2-1 victory over the Capitals that evened the Eastern Conference series at a game apiece.

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Points
Rank Player Pts G A
1 J. Tavares, NYI1165
2t J. Benn, Dal1046
2t T. Johnson, TB1046
4 B. Burns, SJ1028
5 N. Kucherov, TB963
6 J. Spezza, Dal945
7 E. Malkin, Pit936
8 R. Smith, Fla844
9t J. Carlson, Was835
9t L. Couture, SJ835
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Goals Against Average
Rank Player
1A. Vasilevskiy, TB0.00
2C. Hutton, Nsh0.00
3M. Neuvirth, Phi0.67
4B. Holtby, Was1.24
5P. Mrazek, Det1.35
6F. Andersen, Anh1.41
7M. Murray, Pit1.74
8B. Bishop, TB2.01
9K. Lehtonen, Dal2.01
10R. Luongo, Fla2.05
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