Caps Eliminated From Playoffs in 4-3 Overtime Heartbreak

The Caps' season is over.

Nick Bonino put a rebound past Braden Holtby 6:32 into overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 4-3 win over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night to wrap up the hotly contested Eastern Conference semifinal in six games.

The Capitals rallied from a three-goal deficit over the final 22 minutes of regulation, but Bonino's second goal of the playoffs sent the Penguins to the Eastern Conference final against Tampa Bay.

Holtby made the initial stop on Carl Hagelin but Bonino, camped right outside the crease, tapped in the winner.

The Penguins roared out to an early lead thanks to three straight goals, two by Phil Kessel and one by Hagelin. Two of the goals were scored during a four minute power play after Brooks Orpik clipped Patric Hornqvist in the face, drawing blood.

The Caps didn’t dent the net until nearly the end of the second period as T.J. Oshie scored on a power play. Justin Williams added another in the third period, and John Carlson scored the tying goal during a 5-on-3 power play late in the third.

The Penguins will take on the Tampa Bay Lighting in the conference finals.

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