PITTSBURGH -- Channel 11 News learned Thursday that Pittsburgh Police are investigating a death threat made against Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals.

Penguins' spokesperson Tom McMillan told Channel 11 that the Penguins are aware of the threat and will be releasing a statement shortly.

The Capitals star forward has scored in every game in the playoff series against the Pens, including the first goal in Wednesday night's game.

The Penguins and Capitals are set to play Game 4 Friday night in Pittsburgh.

Channel 11 has not yet been able to reach the Washington Capitals for comment.