May 1st, 2016 In Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals 0 comments

Interestingly enough, Game 2 followed much of the same script as Game 1 did for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Start fast, carry the bulk of the play, and dominate the shot total. Only this time, the push back from the Washington Capitals came in the form of their goaltender, Braden Holtby. While the Penguins utterly dominated play through the...

April 28th, 2016 In Advanced Stats, Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals 0 comments

It was December 12th when Pittsburgh decided to go a different direction by firing head coach Mike Johnston and replacing him with assistant Mike Sullivan. It was a move general manager Jim Rutherford had to make. The Penguins were sitting 15-10-3 and looked like they could miss the playoffs. Sidney Crosby only had six goals and 19 points and a...

April 28th, 2016 In Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals 0 comments

In 2009, Kris Letang came of age in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Specifically in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Washington Capitals. In Game 3, he scored the overtime winner to get the Penguins back into a series in which they had trailed 2-0 prior. For the series, he would finish with three goals and six points, averaging 21:27 of...

April 28th, 2016 In Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals 0 comments

When the Penguins and the Capitals meet, the first thought on nearly everyone's mind is “Crosby vs Ovechkin”. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that as they are arguably the best players of their generation. But when you really look at what makes this rivalry tick, you have to ask yourself if we are really discussing the most important...

April 26th, 2016 In Pittsburgh Penguins, Top Stories, Washington Capitals 0 comments

Hello darkness, my old friend I've come to talk with you again - Simon and Garfunkel It's been seven years since the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals faced one another in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. That drought will end this week when, for the ninth time in history, these two teams battle again in their Eastern Conference...

April 26th, 2016 In Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals 0 comments

The Pittsburgh Penguins easily dispatched the New York Rangers in the first round of the playoffs winning four games and losing one. The Washington Capitals took slightly longer to beat the Philadelphia Flyers by winning four games and losing two. However, these teams could not be more evenly matched. For the Penguins, captain Sidney Crosby is...

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