Capitals dominate Penguins with a complete 60

A 6-0 win in Pittsburgh on trade deadline eve
Tom Wilson, Washington Capitals
Tom Wilson, Washington Capitals / Pamela Smith/GettyImages

Amid all the chaos that comes from NHL Trade Deadline week, which finally comes to an end today at 3 p.m. eastern, the Washington Capitals had a business trip in Pittsburgh and boy did they take care of it with a 6-0 beatdown over their bitter rivals.

The Caps opened a six pack and won 6-0 to be exact. Charlie Lindgren stopped everything in his sight, all 39 shots for his fourth shutout of the season. The defense in front of him was excellent all night even in Martin Fehervary's absense.

12 seconds into the game Connor McMichael was whistled for high sticking Sidney Crosby. Just like how we as fans drew it up, the optimistic glass half full that is, Tom Wilson answered with his own shot and batted rebound shorthanded at 1:51 for his 14th of the season. Beck Malenstyn had the assist on that one.

It got chippy from there on both sides. Caps would end the first period with a power play to start the second as a result. Alex Ovechkin took full advantage with his 10th goal in his last 15 games. Nothing like a Willy shorty and an Ovi PPG in PPG Paints Arena.

Ovi's goal came 30 seconds into the second for his 18th on the season and 840th of his career and he's 54 goals away from the great one.

Nick Jensen made it 3-0 with Malenstyn providing another helper at 3:16. It was Jensen's first of the season. Hendrix Lapierre did a spin o rama for his sixth of the season. Trevor van Riemdyk and Ovechkin helped there at 8:50. Ivan Miroshnichenko scored his first NHL goal at 16:21 with Dylan Strome and Sonny Milano providing the assists.

Sonny Milano would score his ninth goal of the season at 2:13 to complete the touchdown. Alex Alexeyev and Dylan Strome helped there.

Hopefully this win give the Caps a confidence boost. There's no game till tomorrow but today is trade deadline day where literally anything can happen. This is March, NHL edition.