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Pittsburgh Penguins (50-21-11)


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Ovechkin, Capitals must go through Penguins for shot at Cup

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) Sidney Crosby is standing in Alex Ovechkin's way again. Of course.

Crosby's Pittsburgh Penguins extinguished two of the Washington Capitals' best Stanley Cup hopes in 2009 and 2016, going on to win the championship each time. Now as Ovechkin and the Capitals face a summer of change, it's only fitting that perhaps their best chance to win it all means going through defending champion Pittsburgh in the second round.

Ovechkin knows the playoff history, the blowout loss at home in Game 7 in 2009 and the overtime loss on the road in Game 6 that ended last season. He brought them up unprompted Tuesday as if to try to bury them in the past.

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Leaders
Points: S. Crosby89
Plus/Minus: J. Schultz27
Shots on Goal: S. Crosby255
PIM: E. Malkin77
Win: M. Murray32
Shutouts: M. Murray4
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 278 (1)
Shots: 2745 (1)
PP%: 23.1% (3)
Penalty Minutes: 703 (23)
Assists: 475 (1)
SH Goals: 5 (21)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
xyz-Washington 55 19 8 118
x-Pittsburgh 50 21 11 111
x-Columbus 50 24 8 108
x-NY Rangers 48 28 6 102
NY Islanders 41 29 12 94
Philadelphia 39 33 10 88
Carolina 36 31 15 87
New Jersey 28 40 14 70
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 229 (14)
Shots Against: 2671 (4)
PK%: 79.8% (20)
Penalty Minutes: 742 (16)
Shutouts: 5 (15)
Sv%: 0.914 (10)
Injuries
Date Player Status
4/12 M. Murray Lower-body Injury (day-to-day)
4/11 C. Ruhwedel Upper-body injury (day-to-day)
4/1 C. Kunitz Lower-body injury (day-to-day)
3/11 C. Hagelin Lower-body injury (IR)
2/23 K. Letang Neck surgery (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/21 J. Archibald Sent to minors Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
4/21 T. Sestito Sent to minors Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
4/10 D. Pouliot Sent to minors Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
4/10 D. Simon Sent to minors Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
4/10 K. Porter Sent to minors Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
4/10 O. Sundqvist Sent to minors Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
4/10 J. Dea Sent to minors Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
4/9 D. Pouliot Called up from minors from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
4/9 J. Dea Called up from minors from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
4/9 O. Sundqvist Called up from minors from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
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