NHL Preview from The Sports Network |
Tuesday, March 30th
(All times eastern)
Pittsburgh Penguins (21-46-8-4) at Washington Capitals (22-45-9-2), 7 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The bottom two teams in the Eastern Conference meet
tonight, as the Washington Capitals welcome the Pittsburgh Penguins to the MCI
The Penguins are in the basement of the East with 54 points and are just one
On Saturday, Konstantin Koltsov scored the game-tying goal with 4:32 remaining
in the second period for Pittsburgh, as the Penguins and Buffalo Sabres skated
to a 2-2 tie at Mellon Arena.
Rico Fata scored the other goal for Pittsburgh, which won for fourth time in
its last five contests (4-1-0). Milan Kraft added two assists in the winning
effort. Sebastien Caron made 26 saves on 28 shots for the Penguins.
The Penguins also remained unbeaten in their last seven home games overall
(5-0-2) after going winless in their previous 16.
Pittsburgh begins a two-game road trip tonight and plays in Atlanta on Friday.
The Capitals, meanwhile, continued their descent on Saturday night at the St.
Pete Times Forum, as they were handed a 4-1 loss by the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Vincent Lecavalier scored twice to lead the Lightning.
They got a goal from Matt Pettinger and 28 saves on 32 shots from Matthew
The Capitals have dropped three straight games and are just 1-8-1 in their
last 10 contests.
Washington visits the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.
The Caps and Pens have split a pair of meetings this season and Washington is
6-4-2 in the last 12 matchups. The Penguins are winless in their last four
trips to the nation's capital (0-4-2).
03/30 10:31:26 ET