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Game Preview: Pens-Caps (Game 2)

by Sam Kasan @PensInsideScoop / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pens are in Washington, D. C. for Game 2 against the Capitals.

MATCH: Penguins vs. Capitals

SERIES: Second Round, 1-0 PIT

TIME: 8 p.m. EST

PLACE: Verizon Center

TV: NBCSN

RADIO: 105.9 FM, the X

WHAT TO WATCH:

The Pens won Game 1 against the Caps by a 3-2 mark … Captain Sidney Crosby scored 2 goals in Game 1. It was his 51st multipoint playoff game, tying Mario Lemieux for the club record … Nick Bonino scored the game-winning goal late in the third period … Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 33 of 25 shots, including 15 saves in the third period alone … Forward Carl Hagelin will be a game-time decision … Pittsburgh injuries: Hagelin (lower-body), Kris Letang (herniated disc), Matt Murray (lower-body), Chad Ruhwedel (upper-body) … Alex Ovechkin has 22 points (11G-11A) in 14 career playoff games against the Pens, following his Game 1 tally … T.J. Oshie picked up an assist for his team-leading 8th playoff point (3G-5A) … Evgeny Kuznetsov tied the Game 1 at 2-2 at the 8:05 mark of the third period. It is his 2nd goal of the postseason … Washington injuries: Karl Alzner.

MORNING SKATE:

*Hagelin (lower-body) did not skate at the team's morning skate, but head coach Mike Sullivan did not rule him out for playing in tonight's game. "It was an optional skate," he said. "Everyone is a game-time decision."

*The Pens held an optional morning skate. The following players did not attend: Hagelin, Crosby, Malkin, Phil Kessel and Ron Hainsey. 

*Patric Hornqvist, Brian Dumoulin and Trevor Daley were took part in the skate. All three missed Friday's practice with maintenance days. 

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