WASHINGTON -- Determined to get out of their recent funk and motivated to measure up to the defending Stanley Cup champions, the Washington Capitals took out their frustrations in a 7-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night.The score was indicative of just how lopsided the game was as the Capitals got two goals and three assists from Nicklas Backstrom and two goals and two assists from T.J. Oshie. They scored short-handed, at even strength and on the power play and skated the Penguins out of the building in the rivals second meeting of the season.We played really quick tonight, we got on their D-men, said Backstrom, who tied his career high with five points. We were hungry out there and we won battles and obviously we scored on our chances, too. Thats huge.Washington had lost two in a row and three of four and didnt look at all like a team that lost in overtime Tuesday night at Columbus. Alex Ovechkin ended his four-game point drought with his eighth goal of the season, and Dmitry Orlov and Justin Williams also scored.Ovechkin got a scare when he was taken down by Kris Letang in the second period, leaving the ice briefly before returning a few minutes later. He said his arm went numb but that he was healthy enough to come back and contribute to the blowout.Its nice to see when we play like that, we stick together and we dont give them anything or much, Ovechkin said. Its a good sign.Its a bad sign for the Penguins to put up that kind of effort despite being rested. Pittsburgh allowed a short-handed goal to Oshie early and took nine minor penalties as things fell apart.These games are humbling, Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan said. We were embarrassed out there tonight, all of us.Cup-winning goaltender Matt Murray left the game late in the first period after teammate Evgeni Malkin accidentally hit him in the head when he was trying to shove Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner. Murray said he went through the NHLs concussion protocol and was medically cleared to return, but Sullivan opted to stick with Marc-Andre Fleury out of an abundance of caution.After Murray allowed two goals on 14 shots, Fleury gave up five goals on 25 shots. Phil Kessel scored the Penguins only goal in garbage time as they lamented a wasted game.Its a couple my faults, a couple penalties, Malkin said. Were not ready today. Washington lost last two games. Theyre hungry. They deserved this win.The Capitals didnt let up and poured on the points as the Penguins penalties and mistakes added up. Twelve different players had at least one point, and the beleaguered power play got some much-needed practice and went 2 for 7, scoring at 4-on-3 and 5-on-3.No matter the source of the offensive explosion, this was the kind of game Washington would like to play on a regular basis.We played fast, said goaltender Braden Holtby, who stopped 25 of 27 shots. We didnt stop skating all night. Just watching the last couple games, it seemed like we were just missing a couple strides here and there to keep that team speed up. Tonight guys were committed. I think it was a game where we realized we need to be better and play more to our identity.Game notes F Tom Sestito played for the first time since Nov. 3, replacing Tom Kuhnhackl in the Penguins lineup. 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They suffered bumps and bruises.According to the Department of Public Safety, the collision occurred about 30 miles north of the city of Kingman.The bus was en route to Las Vegas for an afternoon fan event where organizers say the teams mascot was expected to appear.---6:30 p.m.A spokesman for the Dallas Cowboys says passengers on a team-owned bus escaped serious injury in a collision with another vehicle that killed at least one person in Arizona.Team spokesman Rich Dalrymple says people on the bus suffered only bumps and bruises in the Sunday crash on U.S. Highway 93.Dalrymple didnt say if any players or staff were onboard the bus.The Arizona Department of Public Safety says the collision occurred about 30 miles north of the city of Kingman, in western Arizona.The agency said it was a fatal crash but couldnt immediately confirm the number of people killed.The bus was heading to an afternoon fan event in Las Vegas where organizers say the teams mascot wwas expected to appear.dddddddddddd---6:05 p.m.A Dallas Cowboys bus that collided with another vehicle in Arizona, killing at least one person, was heading to Las Vegas.Charles Cooper, manager of GameWorks entertainment center in Vegas, says a fan event with 50 to 75 fans was scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday.He says people were already waiting when an organizer called and said the event would have to be canceled because of the crash.Cooper says the team mascot was supposed to appear. He didnt know if any players were expected.The Arizona Department of Public Safety says the collision occurred about 30 miles north of the city of Kingman on U.S. Highway 93.---5:35 p.m.A Dallas Cowboys bus collided with another vehicle on a highway in northwestern Arizona, and authorities say at least one person was killed.Team spokesman Rich Dalrymple (DAHL-rimp-ul) confirmed a Cowboys bus was one of two vehicles involved in a crash Sunday afternoon on U.S. 93. He didnt say if the bus was carrying players or if anyone was hurt.The Arizona Department of Public Safety says the collision occurred about 30 miles north of the city of Kingman.The agency couldnt immediately confirm the number of fatalities but said a medical examiner was en route.At least one lane of the highway has been shut down. U.S. 93 is the main route between Phoenix and Las Vegas. ' ' '