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Washington Capitals (49-26-7)


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Turn it up to 11? Pens, Caps have a lot to live up to

PITTSBURGH (AP) Sidney Crosby doesn't think the Pittsburgh Penguins have some sort of mystical edge over the Washington Capitals. That all those series and all those years and all that dominance will not mean a thing when the two longtime rivals meet in the playoffs for the 11th time starting Thursday night in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Of course, it's kind of easy to say that when you're on the side that always wins.

Eras change. Stars change. Coaches change. Styles change (well, sort of). The result when the Penguins are on one bench and the Capitals are on the other and a spot in the next round in the pursuit of a Stanley Cup is on the line does not. The Penguins have won nine of the 10 previous meetings.

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Leaders
Points: A. Ovechkin87
Plus/Minus: M. Niskanen24
Shots on Goal: A. Ovechkin355
PIM: T. Wilson187
Win: B. Holtby34
Shutouts: P. Grubauer3
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 256 (9)
Shots: 2379 (31)
PP%: 22.5% (7)
Penalty Minutes: 800 (6)
Assists: 438 (9)
SH Goals: 4 (28)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
xy-Washington 49 26 7 105
x-Pittsburgh 47 29 6 100
x-Philadelphia 42 26 14 98
x-Columbus 45 30 7 97
x-New Jersey 44 29 9 97
Carolina 36 35 11 83
NY Islanders 35 37 10 80
NY Rangers 34 39 9 77
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 238 (16)
Shots Against: 2613 (18)
PK%: 80.3% (15)
Penalty Minutes: 753 (8)
Shutouts: 3 (25)
Sv%: 0.909 (17)
Injuries
Date Player Status
4/16 A. Burakovsky Upper-body injury (day-to-day)
4/7 T. Boyd Illness (day-to-day)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/25 N. Walker Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
4/12 P. Copley Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
4/4 B. Pinho Signed Two-year, entry-level contract
4/3 T. Boyd Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
4/3 M. Bowey Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
3/29 P. Copley Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
3/27 P. Copley Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
3/26 P. Copley Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
3/23 T. Boyd Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
3/23 S. Gersich Signed Two-year, entry-level contract
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