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Japers' Rink Oct 12, 2017
Rink Rank: Capitals vs. Penguins

Rink Rank: Capitals vs. Penguins

Weigh in on how each of the Caps did last night Facing the Penguins for the first time since what would ultimately be their last game of last season, the Caps took to the ice seeking a bit of payback last night. Alas, it appears as though revenge against the Penguins will have to wait a bit longer. Like preferably in the postseason. The team may have faltered in a sloppy 3-2 loss, but it wasn’t all bad... right? Well, you be the judge with your rankings below:
PensBurgh Oct 12, 2017
Pens Points: More of the Same

Pens Points: More of the Same

Pens return to Washington and defeat Capitals 3-2. Niskanen apologized to Crosby for cross check. Hornqvist makes debut. History awaits Pens if they can 3-peat. The last time the Penguins stepped off the ice at the Verizon Center it was after a 2-0 victory in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals where they had just eliminated the Capitals for the second straight year and booked a place in the Eastern Conference Finals. Although the stakes were much lower on Wednesday night the result remained the same. Goals by Kris Letang, Patric Hornqvist, and Conor Sheary were just enough to push...
Japers' Rink Oct 11, 2017
Caps vs. Pens Recap: Djoos Looses Deuce, But Penalties Sink Washington 3-2.

Caps vs. Pens Recap: Djoos Looses Deuce, But Penalties Sink Washington 3-2.

Rookie defenseman Christian Djoos recorded two points in his first NHL game, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Washington’s six penalties on Wednesday night. Ice Tracker - Game Summary - Event Summary - Shot Report - Faceoff Summary - Play-by-Play - Home TOI - Visitor TOI - Advanced Stats at: Corsica, hockeystats and Natural Stat Trick The defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins came to Capital One Arena on Wednesday night, handing the Capitals their second loss in a row 3-2 in an unending cacophony of penalty whistles so shrill that I’m surely now deaf. Here's Wednesday...
Japers' Rink Oct 11, 2017
Capitals vs. Penguins Third Period Thread

Capitals vs. Penguins Third Period Thread

Third Period Thread Penalties, penalties raining down like an avalanche of brimstone. That’s, uh...that’s the story of this game so far. Rookie Christian Djoos took the fourth of the game for the Capitals, and Patric Hornqvist made Washington pay, lifting Pittsburgh to a 2-0 lead. BUT THEN CHRISTIAN DJOOS REDEEMED HIMSELF, BLASTING HOME A GOAL OF HIS OWN TO MAKE IT 2-1 PENGUINS AFTER TWO! Third period ahead... Tweets from @JapersRink/tweet-tweeters
Japers' Rink Oct 11, 2017
Capitals vs. Penguins Second Period Thread

Capitals vs. Penguins Second Period Thread

Second Period Thread In this collision of enmity, the Pittsburgh Penguins jumped out to an early lead on a Kris Letang net-front goal. It’s 1-0 Pens after one. ......BUT THE NATIONALS WON!!!!! Second period ahead... Tweets from @JapersRink/tweet-tweeters
PensBurgh Oct 11, 2017
Game Preview: Penguins @ Capitals 10/11/2017

Game Preview: Penguins @ Capitals 10/11/2017

The Penguins are in DC to take on the Capitals. Here’s what you need to know ahead of this early season grudge match Everyone in the ever-expanding blog and sports-media world has game recaps, but previews could possibly be under-served. So for a while (perhaps longer if it’s well-received and traffic’d) we’ll play around with game previews. Basics Who: Pittsburgh Penguins (1-1-1) @ Washington Capitals (2-0-1) When: 7:30 PM Eastern, NBC Sports History: The teams split the 4 regular season games last year, with the Caps going 2-0-2 and their losses coming in a shootout+OT. The Pens...
PensBurgh Oct 11, 2017
Pens Points: Politics with Hockey Sticks

Pens Points: Politics with Hockey Sticks

The Pens are in action tonight once again, the team also made their trip to the White House, and they have made a roster move as a result of the Cole injury. More on these topics, as well as more stories in today’s Pens Points! Here are your Pens Points for this Wednesday morning... Tonight, the Penguins resume play with a much-anticipated game against the Washington Capitals. For the last two playoff runs, the Penguins have enjoyed knocking their divisional foes down and eliminating them from Stanley Cup contention. With Alex Ovechkin being hotter than the sun right now, tonight’s game...
Japers' Rink Oct 11, 2017
Wednesday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Penguins Game Day

Wednesday Caps Clips: Capitals vs. Penguins Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: They’re baaaack... So… let’s talk about that third defensive pair. [Rink, WaPo, NBCSWA, Previews of tonight’s Metropolitan battle against the Pens from Vogs, Peerless, Tribune-Review, NoVa Caps (and again) With the return of the Penguins to DC come bad memories of their last visit. [WaPo] A few leftovers from Monday’s overtime loss in Tampa. [Dump ‘n Chase, Rink Rank, NBCSWA, RMNB, FiCP] Ever in the background, Nicklas Backstrom continues to very quietly assert himself as one of the greatest to ever wear a Capitals jersey. [NoVa...
PensBurgh Oct 10, 2017
Pens Points: Another Day of Rest

Pens Points: Another Day of Rest

Pens head to D.C. for White House visit and first meeting with Capitals. Reaves making an impression. Ruhwedel next man up to replace injured Cole. Maatta building confidence one goal at a time. Another off day for the Penguins after opening the season with three games in four nights. They’ll be back in action tomorrow night in the nation’s capital when they take on the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center. ICYMI: The Pens dropped a cool video during Saturday night’s game celebrating the franchise’s five Stanley Cup championships. If haven’t already, you can watch the video...

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