Found January 11, 2012 on
Pittsburgh Penguins (21-16-4) @ Washington Capitals (21-17-2)
TV: NBCSN, TSN2
Verizon Center - Washington, DC
Crosby is out. Letang is out. Staal is out. Backstrom is out. Green is out. Both the Penguins and the Capitals are struggling to remain in the playoff picture. This likely wasn't what NBC expected when they picked up this game tonight.
The battle for eighth place in the conference is on. The Pens need a win bad.
EDIT: Simon Despres is also out with an injury. However, Dustin Jeffrey will play tonight.
Season Series: 1-0-1.
Last meeting that counted: December 1, 2011. Penguins won 2-1.
What we said in our recap:
By the way, no clue what Dale Hunter's system even is. Is it to commit unlimited turnovers? Is it to just skate around until you get tired? Their defense is solid. It's hard to say something like that after a game in which they've given up 35 shots, but it's true. The ...
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Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has resumed skating for the first time in more than a month.
Crosby skated for 27 minutes Friday at the end of the Penguins morning skate. Pittsburgh, which has lost six straight, faces the Florida Panthers later Friday.
Out with lingering concussion symptoms, Crosby hasn't played since Dec. 5. He was sidelined for nearly 11 months...
From the Trib:
"We're making the playoffs, put it that way," Shero told the Tribune-Review on Thursday afternoon. "Anything less is unacceptable."
The Penguins, losers of six straight games, have fallen to ninth in the Eastern Conference playoff field with 40 games remaining. Only the top eight teams qualify for the postseason.
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2011-12 Game 42
Pittsburgh Penguins (21-16-4, 46 points) at Washington Capitals (21-17-2, 44 points)
Marcus scored twice on Monday against the Kings. He also has a mess of a signature.
Why does it matter?
The world is ending and the sky is falling as the Pens have lost five in a row while scoring just six goals....
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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Penguins have removed forward Dustin Jeffrey from the injured-reserve list and put defenseman Simon Despres on it.
So what happened?
Are the wheels off of the wagon at this point? The Pens were the victims of more bad luck as Simon Despres left with what looked like a leg injury of some kind. Every other defenseman had to play over 21 minutes. That may have played a role in the lack of defenseman jumping into the play for the Pens.
The Pens did carry the play for much of the first...
Pittsburgh Penguins Coach Dan Bylsma said that Sidney Crosby would skate with the team on its current road trip, which ends Sunday.
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Three key aspects of the Kings’ 5-2 victory over the Washington Capitals...
1. Gritty around the net
Before he could be asked a question in his postgame press conference, Darryl Sutter stepped before the media and mumbled a couple phrase...
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Bruce Boudreau recalled Thanksgiving 2007 with a certain amount of awe. Just named coach of the Washington Capitals, he was walking from the practice facility atop Ballston Common Mall to the food court and then his temporary housing at a nearby apartment cloaked in anonymity. "No one ...
Penguins general manager Ray Shero doesn't know when his team's six-game losing streak will end, but he is certain of one thing.