A visit from a Washington Capitals team frequently struggling to score would seem to provide the surging Pittsburgh Penguins a good chance for their longest win streak in 2011-12.
The Capitals, though, haven't lost in Pittsburgh since the 2009 postseason and will try for their ninth consecutive regular-season victory there Sunday afternoon.
Pittsburgh (26-17-4) has won five in a row, all but erasing the sting of the season-high six-game skid that immediately preceded the current streak. The Penguins kept their run going Friday with a 5-4 shootout win over Montreal as Evgeni Malkin shined once again.
The All-Star center scored the tying goal with 2:43 remaining in regulation, extending his goal-scoring streak to five games, and converted the only shootout attempt for either team. Malkin has eight goals and two assists during his team's win streak and 10 goals over his last eight games.
"He's able to do a lot of things that a lot of guys aren't able to do," said center Dustin Jeff...