The Caps and Penguins haven’t seen each other in over two months, the last meeting coming about six weeks into the season. Both teams have added some new pieces since that last game, and both have surged up the standings to occupy the top two spots in the East.
The Pens have won four of the six so far (although three of those four wins were in OT or via the shootout), so the Caps into the final two-game set of the season with looking to even up the season series (and maintain their hold on first place).
More on the game from today’s Clips:
- Previews of tonight’s matchup against the Penguins from Vogs, Peerless, NBCSW, AP, Reuters, and feel free to wander over to our SB Nation partners over at Pensburgh for the french-fries-on-sandwiches point of view.
- After missing the last 21 games with a lower-body injury, Evgeni Malkin may be ready to return tonight against the Caps. Because of course. [NHL]
Have at it, babes!