Washington hands Pittsburgh another loss

Washington Capitals 1, Pittsburgh Penguins 0

WASHINGTON — With Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby watching from the press box, Washington’s Jason Chimera scored off a turnover in the first period and Tomas Vokoun made 30 saves, giving the Capitals a 1-0 victory on Wednesday night.


It was the Penguins’ sixth consecutive loss.

Vokoun handed Pittsburgh its first shutout this season. The Penguins have scored only six goals in the skid.

Chimera gave Washington the only offense it needed at 15:25, finishing a 3-on-1 rush right in front of goalie Marc-Andre Fleury’s net. Capitals defenseman Joel Ward stole the puck in his own end and sent it to Jeff Halpern along the right boards. Halpern centered to Chimera, who easily scored his 14th goal, second on the Capitals to Alex Ovechkin.

The Capitals have won seven of eight at home.

• Pittsburgh coach Dan Bylsma said Crosby will skate during the team’s current road trip, which includes visits to the Florida Panthers on Friday and the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday.

Crosby is out with lingering concussion symptoms, Crosby hasn’t played since Dec. 5.

WILD: Pierre-Marc Bouchard says he’s trying to stay positive after suffering another concussion.

The Minnesota right wing is out indefinitely after taking an inadvertent elbow to the head a week ago.

He said Wednesday that his symptoms aren’t as bad as they were before, when he missed 104 games over two seasons.