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3/20/16 Capitals vs. Penguins

game preview

Streaking Penguins welcome Capitals

Pittsburgh looking to win sixth straight game

by Wes Crosby / Correspondent

CAPITALS (51-14-5) at PENGUINS (39-24-8)

TV: 6 p.m. ET, NBCSN, TVAS

PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury will be in net in an attempt to keep the Washington Capitals from clinching the Metropolitan Division title at Consol Energy Center on Sunday.

A day after making 16 saves in a 4-1 win against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center, Fleury will play against Washington looking for his fifth-straight win. Fleury enters the game with a career-high .922 save percentage and career-low 2.30 goals-against average in 53 starts this season.

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Penguins continue climb in Metro

NHL News and Notes @NHL


Tom Kuhnhackl (1-2-3) had a career-high three points, including the game-winning goal at 15:54 of the second period, to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to their sixth consecutive win.

* At 40-24-8 (88 points), the Penguins tied the idle New York Rangers (40-24-8, 88 points) - in terms of points and ROW (37) - for second place in the Metropolitan Division. Pittsburgh, however, holds a 2-1-0 edge in the four-game season series (NYR: 1-2-0).

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game recap

Penguins defeat Capitals for sixth straight win

Rookie Kuhnhackl has goal, two assists; Pittsburgh scores four straight to pull away

by Wes Crosby / Correspondent

Kunitz's one-timer finds a way in

WSH@PIT: Crosby feeds Kunitz for a one-timer

3/20/16: Chris Kunitz blasts a pass from Sidney Crosby that trickles through Braden Holtby and in, extending the Penguins' lead to three

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PITTSBURGH -- Six Pittsburgh Penguins scored in a heated 6-2 win against the Washington Capitals at Consol Energy Center on Sunday.

The Penguins (40-24-8) prevented the Capitals (51-15-5) from clinching the Metropolitan Division title and the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Pittsburgh, which has won six games in a row and is tied with the New York Rangers for second place in the Metropolitan, scored four straight goals after Washington rallied to tie it 2-2 in the second period.

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Chimera scores goal off helmet

Puck hits Capitals forward off Penguins goalie Fleury's poke-check, ends up in net @NHL

Chimera uses his head to score

WSH@PIT: Fleury pokes puck off Chimera's head and in

3/20/16: Jason Chimera crashes the net and goalie Marc-Andre Fleury pokes the puck off Chimera's helmet and over the line for a goal

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Washington Capitals forward Jason Chimera scored a goal off his helmet early in the second period against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Consol Energy Center on Sunday. 

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