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The Washington Capitals have experienced their share of struggles early in the season, but that hasn't been the case in recent matchups with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Sidney Crosby and company have been pretty solid on the road, though.
Washington looks to gain at least a point for the 16th time in the last 17 meetings as Pittsburgh seeks its fifth victory in six road games Sunday.
The Capitals (2-5-1) haven't gotten off to an ideal start in the lockout-shortened 48-game season, dropping six of their first seven games before Friday's 3-2 home win over Philadelphia.
Washington held 2-1 leads heading into the third period of 3-2 losses at Ottawa on Tuesday and at Toronto on Thursday.
"I think the last couple of games in the third period we seemed to break down and get away from what we want to be doing,'' said Wojtek Wolski, who scored his second goal Friday.
Both of the Capitals' wins have come at home, where Alex Ovechkin has two of his three total ...
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He was involved in two of the highest profile trades in Penguins history. What’s more, he’s ranked sixth on the team’s all-time list of highest scoring defensemen. Yet many Steel City hockey fans seem to have all but forgotten Moe Mantha, who arguably was the team’s best blue-liner at the dawn of the Mario Lemieux era.
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With two victories at Madison Square Garden and one each at Philadelphia and Ottawa, the Pittsburgh Penguins might be one of the best road teams in the NHL.
At home, however, things are different. Very different.
The Penguins are the only team in the league to not collect a point at home this season. Pittsburgh is 0-2 at Consol Energy Center and have been outscored 9-3 on their...
Neutralizing the two best players in the world is always a tough task; Crosby had 3 points Saturday. (Clydeorama).
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A 3-2 loss to the Washington Capitals last night has earned the Flyers the 29th spot in the NHL standings. A combination of sloppy defense and lacking an ability to put the puck in the net has resulted in this […]
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The Washington Capitals were spanked on home ice Sunday afternoon by the Pittsburgh Penguins, falling 6-3. After falling behind twice, Washington tied the game twice before Pittsburgh pulled away with three goals in the second period, two of which came in a little over half...
Dan Bylsma remembers when Consol Energy Center opened a couple years ago and the Pittsburgh Penguins struggled to get comfortable in their fancy new digs.
The Pittsburgh Penguins coach heard the clamoring for the team to pack up and head back across the street to the decidedly antiquated - though plenty intimidating - Igloo. He couldn't miss the chatter about how the "House...