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Snow time! Penguins-Caps goes on despite blizzard

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WASHINGTON (AP) -The Pittsburgh Penguins have made it through the snow.

The nationally televised Super Bowl Sunday showdown between the Penguins and Washington Capitals was a full-go after all - despite 2 feet of snow that paralyzed the nation's capital and had the visitors scrambling to find a way into town.

With all of the airports in the area closed, the Penguins had to fly into Newark, N.J., from Montreal after their Saturday afternoon game against the Canadiens. The team then took a five-hour bus ride, arriving in Washington at 2:15 a.m.

The Penguins' travel troubles would appear to give the Capitals home-ice advantage, but Washington coach Bruce Boudreau said he was concerned his players would be tired and sore from shoveling themselves out.

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