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NBCSN to air Caps-Penguins on Wednesday

Tuesday, 01.10.2012 / 11:29 PM / Schedule

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NBCSN to air Caps-Penguins on Wednesday
Sidney Crosby won't be on the ice Wednesday night at the Verizon Center, but that doesn't figure to render the third meeting of the season between his Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals any less intense.

Crosby is one of a flock of injured Penguins who sat out Tuesday's 5-1 home loss to Ottawa and don't figure to be in uniform when the Caps return from a two-game California trip that saw them lose by matching 5-2 scores in San Jose on Saturday and Los Angeles on Monday.

Viewers in the United States can see the game on the NBC Sports Network, beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET, while Canadian fans can tune in on TSN2.

In the only other game of the night, the Edmonton Oilers are back home after a seven-game road trip necessitated by the World Junior Championship to host the New Jersey Devils. The Oilers have had a chance to get some rest -- they've been off since a 4-1 loss at Dallas on Saturday -- while the Devils will be playing their second game in as many nights after losing 6-3 in Calgary on Tuesday. The game starts at 9 p.m. ET and can be seen in Canada on TSN.
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That's a really tough thing to play through; when you finally are thrown out there, the game is fast, intense, every single play matters, you've got to find a way to play through that and make smart plays. So it's a huge testament to [Vermette] and some other individuals in our locker room that are putting their own ego, their own wants and needs aside, and are ready for those opportunities when they do come.

— Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews on teammate Antoine Vermette, who returned from being a healthy scratch in Game 3 to score the double-overtime winner in Game 4