Jarry made a save on Alex Ovechkin with 4:07 left in the period.
Ovechkin had four shots on goal in 18 minutes and 42 seconds of ice time.
“I thought we played well in the first quarter,” Washington captain Ovechkin said. “The second one, we didn’t score. They scored and that’s the game.”
Smith, who was acquired from the Vegas Golden Knights in a trade on June 28, scored his first goal with the Penguins at 16:57 of the third quarter after receiving a pass from Malkin and shooting from the left circle. , and finally won 4-0.
“I thought Gino did a great job tonight,” Sullivan said. “When he plays, the puck seems to follow him. … That play he did on Riley’s goal at the end, it was just an unbelievable pass. It started with a track and just tracked it from behind. puck.
“He plays on both ends of the ice. He’s competing hard. I just think when he’s in the game, he’s like a dominant player in this league.”
notes: When Crosby and Malkin scored in the same regular season game, Pittsburgh was 103-10-5. … Malkin is the first Penguins player 37 or older to score three points in a stretch since Steve Sullivan on Dec. 16, 2011. …Penguins forward Lars Eller, who played seven seasons (2016-23) with Washington and won a Stanley Cup — with the game-winning goal in 2018 — has been there since being traded to the Colorado Avalanche on March 1. He received a video tribute in his first game back here. He signed a two-year deal with Pittsburgh on July 1. … Jarry passed Matt Murray for third on the Penguins’ all-time wins list (118). In two starts, he has stopped 51 of 54 shots. …The Capitals were shutout for the first time in 49 season openers. … Goaltender Clay Stevenson has been recalled by Hershey of the American Hockey League to serve as Lindgren’s backup.