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Game Preview: Pens-Caps (Game 6)

by Sam Kasan @PensInsideScoop / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pens look to finish off their Second Round series against Washington. 

MATCH: Penguins vs. Capitals

SERIES: Second Round, 3-2 PIT

PLACE: PPG Paints Arena

TIME: 7:30 p.m. EST

TV: NBCSN

RADIO: 105.9 FM, the X

WHAT TO WATCH FOR:

The Pens take their second crack at eliminating the Capitals after a 4-2 setback in Game 5 in Washington … In the 2016 playoffs the Pens dropped a Game 5 elimination opportunity against the Capitals in Washington, only to finish the job in Game 6 at home - with the famous Nick Bonino overtime goal that inspired the Punjabi "Bonino! Bonino! Bonino!" goal call … Sidney Crosby and Conor Sheary both returned from concussions to play in Game 5. Crosby picked up an assist … Defenseman Trevor Daley left the Game 5 contest early in the third period with a lower-body injury. He is day-to-day and will not play in Game 6 … Pittsburgh injuries: Daley (lower-body), Kris Letang (herniated disc), Matt Murray (lower-body), Chad Ruhwedel (upper-body) … The Caps' stars all scored in Game 5 with Andre Burakovsky, Nicklas Backstrom, Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov each tallying … The biggest difference-maker in Game 5 was goaltender Braden Holtby, who made several spectacular saves in the third period, stopping all 12 shots against to preserve the win … Washington injuries: None.

MORNING SKATE REPORT:

*Missing from the team's morning skate were Trevor Daley, Brian Dumoulin and Carter Rowney.

*The Pens used the following workflow…

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