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2011-12 Game 48
Washington Capitals (25-19-2, 52 points) at Pittsburgh Penguins (26-17-4, 56 points)
This guy just can't stay healthy. He's out 4-6 weeks for abdominal surgery.
Why does it matter?
This tilt doesn't have the luster that it used to have, but it's still a great rivalry, and it's on national television this afternoon. That's pretty big. The Caps have won about a million games in a row in Pittsburgh, and have been generally dominant over the Pens in the regular season the last few years.
What has been happening lately?
Pens - Five wins in a row, which matches their longest of the season (the prior five game streak was October 18 - 27).
Capitals - They've been inconsistent, and they seem to struggle more on the road. Overall, they've won four of their past six, but lost two of their past three.
Questions to be answered
Is it possible for the P...
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Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin has been suspended for three games for a charging incident in which he launched himself to hit Pittsburgh defenseman Zbynek Michalek during Sunday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Penguins.
The incident occurred at 4:05 of the second period. No penalty was assessed on the play.
Ovechkin had a goal and two assists in the game for Washington...
"He's the top player in the league," Alex Ovechkin said of Evgini Malkin Saturday at Consol Energy Center. "Malkin right now dominates."
In the second period of the Capitals 4-3 overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday, Alexander Ovechkin added another hit to his long, long, long list of controversial hits and incidents he's been involved in during his career.With about 13 minutes left in the 2nd, Ovechkin left his feet and delivered a check on Penguins defenseman Zbynek Michalek. On the hit, Ovechkin...
The Washington Capitals laid another tremendous egg on Friday night, falling at the hands of the cellar-dwelling Carolina Hurricanes 3-0 inside RBC center. Tomas Vokoun made 30 saves in a very solid performance, but Jussi Jokinen scored twice and Jiri Tlusty added a third as the Caps failed to pick up any momentum from their win over the Canadiens on Wednesday. It was the second...
PITTSBURGH — The Washington Capitals have been outshot in eight straight games. That they've managed to not fall into a losing rut is thanks to some opportune scoring and outstanding goaltending. During that stretch, they've been outshot 271-173, or an average of more than eight per game. "Every game, it's sort ...
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin has been suspended for three games for a charging incident in which he launched himself to hit Pittsburgh defenseman Zbynek Michalek during Sunday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Penguins. The incident occurred at 4:05 of the second period. No penalty was assessed on the play.
RALEIGH, N.C. — Tomas Vokoun lay on his back on the ice, hurricane siren blaring and red light turning behind his net. He had done just about everything he could, and it wasn't nearly enough. While the Washington Capitals turned in one of the more embarrassing performances of the season in ...
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...
The NHL has suspended Washington's Alex Ovechkin 3 games for yesterday's hit on Pittsburgh's Zbynek Michalek...Seen below with the explanation by discipline czar Brendan Shanahan...((HT: NHL))The Caps are one point out of seventh in the Eastern Conference, but only two points out of ninth with the Maple Leafs on their heels. It will be interesting to see how the Caps...
This has to be a first for the NHL Department of Player Safety: Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin will have a Monday afternoon hearing for his leaping hit on Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Zbynek Michalek ... which will take place after a Monday morning hearing for Zbynek Michalek's head-shot on the Capitals' Matt Hendricks.
We covered the non-penalized Ovechkin hit...
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