In my opinion this one will be the Penguins first real test of the season. Sure they faced off against the defending Western Conference Champions but that was in the home opener. Many consider the Opening Game a pretty big game and we all know what Roberto Luongo does during crunch time.
Who: Pittsburgh Penguins (3-0-1) vs. Washington Capitals (2-0-0)
Where: Consol Energy Center
When: 7:00 PM EST
Channels: NHLN (USA), ROOT Sports
So now onto the Crapitals. Let’s be honest here, if you’re looking for in depth analysis and cutting edge resources to more thoroughly enjoy the game from a knowledge standpoint you’re in the wrong place. I am going to make jokes, put up funny photoshopped images because that’s how I roll.
The Caps basically ate the Penguins lunch last season beating the good guys three out of four times, allowing one goal or fewer in three of the four games, shutting out the Pens twice. The only game the Pens won was in a freaking shootout!
You want to know your goal scorers for the Penguins? Sidney Crosby (1), Chris Kunitz (1) and Evgeni Malkin (1). That’s it. In four games!
That douche nozzle Alex Ovechkin only netted one goal over that span. A small victory if any at all.
One thing that might slow Ovechkin down though is the fact that he found love this offseason.
That’s not all though! Rumors have been swirling that Ovie took up another profession in the off-season, this very well may be the distraction the Penguins need to help contain him!
How can you root against such a caring individual?
Tim Wallace vs. David Steckel:
Like was said that one had to go down.
Ryan Craig vs. Matt Bradley:
If you look very closely you can almost see Bradley hit Craig with Alexander’s purse.