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Quote Roundup: Game 1 (Capitals)

by Pens writing staff @PensInsideScoop / Pittsburgh Penguins

Here's what the Pens were saying in the locker room at Verizon Center heading into Game 1 against Washington…

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Game Preview: Pens-Caps (Game 1)

by Sam Kasan @PensInsideScoop / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pens are in the nation's Capital for Game 1 against Washington. 

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Pens Report: 04.26.17

by Michelle Crechiolo @PensInsideScoop / Penguins Team Reporter

On Monday, head coach Mike Sullivan said they were hopeful that Carl Hagelin would return to the lineup at some point during the Second Round.

On Wednesday (following a day off on Tuesday), the winger got one step closer to that goal by joining team practice at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex.

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The origin of the Pens-Caps rivalry

by Sam Kasan @PensInsideScoop / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pens and Caps have developed one of the best rivalries in NHL history. But every rivalry has to start somewhere. 

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4 keys to the series

by Sam Kasan @PensInsideScoop / Pittsburgh Penguins

There are many storylines to watch during the Pens-Caps Second Round series. Michelle Crechiolo did a great job of laying them all out right here. But hockey games are won on the micro level. It's the accumulation of small moments that equal results in tightly contested playoff contests.

Here are 4 things to keep on eye on as the games and this series unfolds. 

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Round 2 Series Storylines: Penguins vs. Capitals

by Michelle Crechiolo @PensInsideScoop / Penguins Team Reporter

The Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals, the NHL's top two teams from the regular season, will play each other in the Second Round of the postseason for the second straight year.

This marks the first time in the shootout era (since 2005-06) and the first time since the 2001 Stanley Cup Final that the NHL's top two regular-season teams will meet in a playoff series.

Here's a look at some of the biggest storylines…

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Quote Roundup: Facing the Caps

by Pens writing staff @PensInsideScoop / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pens finally know who their next opponent in the Stanley Cup playoffs is. They will play the Washington Capitals in the Second Round for a second-straight season.

It's shaping up to be an incredible series, as the Caps finished the regular season with an NHL-best 118 points to win their second straight Presidents' Trophy while the Pens came in second overall with 111 points.

After practice on Monday, the Pens shared their thoughts on facing the Caps…

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Pens Report: 04.24.17

by Michelle Crechiolo @PensInsideScoop / Penguins Team Reporter

Chris Kunitz and Chad Ruhwedel practiced with the team for a second straight day on Monday at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex, this time wearing regular full-contact jerseys after wearing yellow no-contact jerseys on Sunday.

Head coach Mike Sullivan said they will be game-time decisions for Game 1 of the Second Round against Washington, set for Thursday at Verizon Center. And making those lineup decisions, Sullivan added, will be difficult ones.

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Destiny brings Pens, Caps together

by Sam Kasan @PensInsideScoop / Pittsburgh Penguins

Here we go again. 

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Rostraver Ice Garden in Belle Vernon A Finalist for Kraft Hockeyville USA

by Pittsburgh Penguins @Penguins / Media Release

The Rostraver Ice Garden in Belle Vernon is one of two finalists in the Kraft Hockeyville USA 2017 competition.

Online voting continues through tomorrow (Tuesday, April 25), as Rostraver competes with the Bloomington Ice Garden in Bloomington, MN for the title of "Hockeyville" and $150,000 in arena upgrades. The winning rink also will host an NHL preseason game in September.

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