WASHINGTON — Chris Kunitz scored the tiebreaking goal at 2 minutes 36 seconds of the third period, and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat Washington, 2-1, on Thursday night to keep the Capitals winless under new Coach Dale Hunter.
Craig Adams also scored for the Penguins, who improved to 4-1-1 since captain Sidney Crosby returned to the lineup following an 11-month absence with a concussion.
Jason Chimera got his team-leading 10th goal for the Capitals, who were 11-0-2 against their bitter rivals in the regular season since March 8, 2009.
Tomas Vokoun stopped 33 shots, but the Capitals couldn't back his effort with any firepower on the other end of the ice. The Capitals took only 17 shots against Marc-Andre Fleury in their second straight 2-1 loss since Hunter, a former Capitals star, replaced the fired Bruce Boudreau on Monday.