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Newark Star-Ledger 2 hours ago

2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals preview, prediction

Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Marc-Andre Fleury, Phil Kessel and the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins will play Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, T.J. Oshie, John Carlson and the Presidents' Trophy winning Washington Capitals in the Eastern Conference semifinals of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The NHL's top two teams in points in the regular season will go head-to-head in the second round, and the Metropolitan Division rivals will aim for a spot in the Eastern Conference finals.
CSN Washington 16 hours ago

In Patric Hornqvist, Penguins have a guy who 'conveniently will fall on your goalie'

The major story of last years series between the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins was the other guys, the players not named Sidney Crosby and
Japers' Rink 17 hours ago
Rink Report: First and Third Lines Ready For Matchup

Rink Report: First and Third Lines Ready For Matchup

The top line hopes for a repeat, while and improved third trio hopes to turn the tables on Pittsburgh In the 2016 version of the Washington Capitals-Pittsburgh Penguins second round playoff series, two things stood out for the Capitals, a positive and a negative factor. The positive was the play of the Capitals’ top line against Sidney Crosby. In that series, Crosby was held to just two assists in the six games. Meanwhile, Nicklas Backstrom recorded four assists, while T.J. Oshie managed to score five goals and added an assist of his own. Success against the Penguins has come naturally...
CSN Washington 18 hours ago

3 reasons to be optimistic the Caps will get past the Penguins

I know history says Alex Ovechkin and the President Trophy winning Caps will stub their toe against Sidney Crosby and the defending champion Penguins. But

Ovechkin on facing Crosby, Penguins: ‘You don’t have to be afraid’

Sidney Crosby is standing in Alex Ovechkins way again. Of course.
FOX Sports Apr 25, 2017
Ovechkin, Capitals must go through Penguins for shot at Cup

Ovechkin, Capitals must go through Penguins for shot at Cup

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) Sidney Crosby is standing in Alex Ovechkins way again. Of course.
PensBurgh Apr 25, 2017
Penguins vs. Capitals: What can 2016 teach us?

Penguins vs. Capitals: What can 2016 teach us?

Lessons learned looking back at the 2016 playoff series between the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins and what we can apply to the upcoming series in 2017 For the tenth time overall (and third in the Sidney Crosby / Alex Ovechkin era) the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals will lock horns in the NHL playoffs. History of course has smiled brightly on the Pens, but do you really think as a forechecker is barreling down on Olli Maatta that he's going to be comforted to know that Washington blew a 3-1 series lead in 1991 a few years before he was born? Yeah, probably not. In...
Rookie Jake Guentzel making a splash for rested, ready Penguins

Rookie Jake Guentzel making a splash for rested, ready Penguins

The NHL's leading goal scorer in the playoffs heading into the second round isn't Crosby or Evgeni Malkin, Alexander Ovechkin or Connor McDavid.
Detroit News Apr 25, 2017
Penguins-Capitals offer marquee Round 2 matchup

Penguins-Capitals offer marquee Round 2 matchup

Game’s superstars, Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby and Washington’s Alex Ovechkin, clash for second straight season.        
Japers' Rink Apr 24, 2017
Capitals-Penguins: By the Numbers

Capitals-Penguins: By the Numbers

A statistical look at the season series between the Capitals and Penguins And so it's set. Capitals vs. Penguins. Red, white and blue vs. black and gold. Nine previous playoff meetings, with the Caps being victorious just once... and the Pens beating the Caps en route to all four of their Cups, just for extra salt in the wound. Petr Nedved’s four-overtime heartbreaker. That wonderful, but rare, 1994 series. T.J. Oshie’s overtime hat trick. Braden Holtby vs. Marc-Andre Fleury for the first time. Alex Ovechkin’s hat trick vs. Sidney Crosby’s hat trick... and of course, Ovechkin vs....
Beaver County Times Apr 24, 2017
Mark Madden: Penguins top line was three of a kind, but inserting Patric Hornqvist makes it their best hand

Mark Madden: Penguins top line was three of a kind, but inserting Patric Hornqvist makes it their best hand

Sheary, Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel play in very similar fashion. But Hornqvist brings a straight-ahead element that allows the top line's style to organically simplify.
The Cannon Apr 21, 2017
2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Blue Jackets Season Ends in 4-1 Series Loss

2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Blue Jackets Season Ends in 4-1 Series Loss

Despite putting 50 shots on the Pittsburgh net, the Blue Jackets couldn’t keep the puck out of their own, and found themselves going down hard after goals from Phil Kessel, Bryan Rust, and Sidney Crosby. Your browser does not support iframes. Much like Games 1 and 2 of the series, the Blue Jackets opened up strong, putting heavy pressure on Marc-Andre Fleury, but never put a puck past him, keeping the home crowd involved until the Penguins could get their skates under them. The Jackets did a decent job of protecting Sergei Bobrovsky in the first half of the period, but things began to...

GAME 5 QUOTEBOOK

SIDNEY CROSBY On Marc-Andre Fleury: “He was under a lot of pressure throughout the whole night. It was necessarily just the second. It was different points throughout the whole game. He was solid. He had to make a ton of huge saves. They weren’t necessarily routine either. He was tested a lot. We don’t like […]
CSN Washington Apr 21, 2017

Pittsburgh Penguins await Caps in the second round after eliminating Columbus

The Capitals still have work to do if they hope to advance to the second round, but they now know who they will face should
Pittsburgh Penguins eliminate Columbus Blue Jackets with Game 5 win

Pittsburgh Penguins eliminate Columbus Blue Jackets with Game 5 win

Sidney Crosby and Scott Wilson scored 51 seconds apart in the third period, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins eliminate the Columbus Blue Jackets with a 5-2 win in Game 5 of their first-round series on Thursday night.

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