Found February 03, 2013 on Rock the Red:
Neutralizing the two best players in the world is always a tough task; Crosby had 3 points Saturday. (Clydeorama). The Washington Capitals will welcome the Pittsburgh Penguins to Verizon Center this afternoon for their traditional Super Bowl Sunday matinee game.  Pittsburgh, who won their last game against the Devils 5-1 on Saturday, are 5-3-0 for ten standings points; this places them atop the Atlantic Division and third in the Eastern Conference.  The Capitals, who beat the Flyers 3-2 on Friday night for their second win of the season, are 2-5-1 for five standings points; that places them fourth in the Southeast Division and 14th in the Eastern Conference.  This is the first of three meetings between these two teams this season, but the only one at Verizon Center. Marc-Andre Fleury, who made 15 saves in the Penguins’ romp over New Jersey yesterday, seems likely to get the start in goal from head coach Dan Bylsma.  Fleury has posted a 2.54 GAA and .897 save percentage so fa...
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