Hedberg Blanks Capitals

Archived from 2000-01 season.

2001 Playoffs

Washington vs. Pittsburgh

Rookie goalie Johan Hedberg, playing in only his 12th NHL game, stopped all 25 shots as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Washington Capitals 3-0 to take a 2-1 lead in the first round series.

"It's a great feeling that we're up 2-1 in games," said Hedberg. "Now we enjoy tonight and come back tomorrow."

Kevin Stevens, Alexei Kovalev and Jan Hrdina scored for the Penguins, who scored only two goals in the first two games.

"Hedberg's been phenomenal," Stevens said. "If we didn't have him playing as he is, it would be very tough."

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