Crosby’s OT goal lifts Penguins past Capitals 5-4

Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby celebrates his overtime goal in the team’s NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. The Penguins won 5-4. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby (87) gets a shot past Washington Capitals goaltender Vitek Vanecek (41) for the game-winning goal Tuesday night. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH — The Penguins spent the better part of 30 minutes skating in slush. They surrendered a three-on-none break. Twice, they fell behind by two goals. They played the third period with just four defensemen after injuries to a pair of regulars.