It was a rare comeback victory against one of the best teams in the league, yet the Washington Capitals acted as if it had been a routine victory.
Calle Johansson, Stefan Ustorf and Peter Bondra scored third-period goals Monday at Landover, Md., as Washington stretched its winning streak to four games with a 4-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins, who were without flu-ridden center Mario Lemieux.
Down, 2-1, the Capitals came back by outshooting Pittsburgh, 12-1, in the first seven minutes of the final period. Johansson tied it with 19:29 left and Ustorf gave Washington its first lead with 13:48 remaining.
Pittsburgh is 23-7-2 with Lemieux in the lineup this season and 1-3-1 without him.
Toronto 1, Dallas 0--Felix Potvin stopped 33 shots for his first shutout of the season and penalty-killer Mats Sundin scored the game's only goal at Dallas.
Potvin survived a 19-shot first period that included five Dallas power plays and went on to register his sixth career shutout.
New York Ranger goalie Mike Richter, who had to leave Saturday's game at Edmonton because of a groin injury, will undergo an MRI today, a team spokesman said.