Pittsburgh Penguins (32-15-3, second in the East Division) vs. Washington Capitals (32-13-4, first in the East Division)
Washington; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Capitals -110, Penguins -110
BOTTOM LINE: Sidney Crosby leads Pittsburgh into a matchup against Washington. He ranks ninth in the league with 56 points, scoring 20 goals and
The Capitals are 32-13-4 against opponents in the East Division. Washington leads the league shooting 11.9% and averaging 3.4 goals on 28.8 shots per game.
The Penguins are 32-15-3 against East Division opponents. Pittsburgh is fifth in the league recording 9.1 points per game, averaging 3.3 goals and 5.8 assists.
In their last meeting on Feb. 25, Washington won 5-2. T.J. Oshie recorded a team-high 2 points for the Capitals.
TOP PERFORMERS: Alex Ovechkin leads the Capitals with 24 goals, adding 18 assists and
Brian Dumoulin leads the Penguins with a plus-17 in 35 games this season. Crosby has 12 points over the last 10 games for Pittsburgh.
LAST 10 GAMES: Capitals: 7-3-0, averaging 3.8 goals, 6.5 assists, 3.7 penalties and 9.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .914 save percentage.
Penguins: 7-2-1, averaging 3.5 goals, 6.6 assists, 2.4 penalties and 5.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .921 save percentage.
INJURIES: Capitals: Alex Ovechkin: day to day (lower body), Michal Kempny: out (lower body), Justin Schultz: day to day (lower body).
Penguins: Frederick Gaudreau: out (lower body).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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