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Capitals Insider Archive: Pittsburgh Penguins

Matt Bradley helps get Capitals on track against Penguins

Matt Bradley knew the Capitals came out flat in the first period against the Penguins Monday night, so when the second period started he wanted to make sure he started setting a physical tone. When he saw Pittsburgh's Matt Cooke -- who hit Alex Ovechkin knee-on-knee late in the...

By Katie Carrera  | February 22, 2011; 1:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (98)
Categories:  Matt Bradley, Pittsburgh Penguins  
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Alex Ovechkin records third goal in four games

Marcus Johansson's pass was simple enough yet perfectly timed late in the second period against Pittsburgh Monday night. He gained possession of a rebound, saw Alex Ovechkin entering the offensive zone and sent the puck in the direction of the Capitals' star left wing. Ovechkin knew the pass was...

By Katie Carrera  | February 22, 2011; 11:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
Categories:  Alex Ovechkin, Pittsburgh Penguins  
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Number of the night from the Capitals' 1-0 win against Pittsburgh

157 minutes and 47 seconds, otherwise known as how long it has been since a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins has scored a goal against the Capitals. Michal Neuvirth posted his second consecutive shutout against the Penguins in 15 days in Washington's 1-0 win Monday night. He's made 61 saves...

By Katie Carrera  | February 22, 2011; 8:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
Categories:  Morning Roundup, Pittsburgh Penguins  
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Caps, Penguins put an emphasis on defense

Monday night's game was not what one has grown to expect in the current era of the Capitals-Penguins rivalry. But this season, as Washington has opted to take a more defensive stance in their own play and struggled to score goals and Pittsburgh has turned to its defense as it...

By Katie Carrera  | February 21, 2011; 11:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
Categories:  Pittsburgh Penguins  
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Open thread: Capitals at Penguins

The Washington Capitals (31-19-10) conclude their five-game road trip tonight in Pittsburgh, where a win against the rival Penguins (36-19-5) could go a long way. If the Capitals can collect two points tonight, they'll move within one of Tampa Bay in the Southeast Division. They would also finish off...

By Washington Post Sports Editors  | February 21, 2011; 5:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (342)
Categories:  Lineups, Pittsburgh Penguins  
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Injury-riddled Penguins have still managed to win

Despite missing both Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin for all but one game since Jan. 20, the Pittsburgh Penguins are 7-5-1 in that stretch and hold a five point lead over the Capitals for fourth-place in the Eastern Conference heading into Monday's game. The abundance of injuries to the Penguins...

By Katie Carrera  | February 21, 2011; 2:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (137)
Categories:  Pittsburgh Penguins  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Line change: Is Caps' reaction to Cooke's hit on Ovechkin justified?, Washington Post Sports Editors , February 7, 2011
Open thread: Capitals vs. Penguins, Washington Post Sports Editors , February 6, 2011
Winter Classic: Capitals beat Penguins, 3-1, Lindsay Applebaum , January 1, 2011
Winter Classic open thread: Capitals at Penguins, Washington Post Sports Editors , January 1, 2011
Winter Classic update: Tom Poti out for Capitals, Washington Post Sports Editors , January 1, 2011
Winter Classic time change won't bother the Capitals, Katie Carrera , December 31, 2010
Caps-Penguins rivalry isn't limited to NHL, Katie Carrera , December 31, 2010
Capitals' penalty kill shines in shootout loss, Mark Giannotto , December 24, 2010
Caps fall to Penguins, 3-2, in shootout, Katie Carrera , December 24, 2010
Open thread: Capitals vs. Penguins, Washington Post Sports Editors , December 23, 2010
Tonight's lineup: Penguins at Caps, Katie Carrera , December 23, 2010
Gearing up for Caps vs. Pens, Part I, Lindsay Applebaum , December 23, 2010
Penguins a 'measuring stick' for Capitals, Katie Carrera , December 22, 2010
George McPhee on Caps-Pens HBO series: 'Let's do this', Katie Carrera , September 23, 2010
Capitals and Penguins to be featured in HBO's "24/7", Katie Carrera , September 23, 2010
 
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