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Same series, different year: Penguins-Capitals meet again

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) Like tourists flocking to see the cherry blossoms in full bloom, the Pittsburgh Penguins making a trip to Washington in the playoffs has become a rite of spring.

The Penguins and Capitals will face off in the second round for the third consecutive year with the core groups changed only slightly from past battles. Back-to-back Stanley Cup-champion Pittsburgh still has playoff MVPs Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, and Washington still has stars Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom trying to make the Eastern Conference final for the first time.

"We faced each other for a lot of games, and we should know each other right now inside out," Backstrom said. "That's just how it is. It's usually tight series and one-goal games. We're excited about this one."

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Leaders
Points: E. Malkin98
Plus/Minus: J. Schultz22
Shots on Goal: P. Kessel261
PIM: E. Malkin87
Win: M. Murray27
Shutouts: T. Jarry2
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 270 (3)
Shots: 2823 (1)
PP%: 26.2% (1)
Penalty Minutes: 775 (8)
Assists: 463 (3)
SH Goals: 6 (19)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
xy-Washington 49 26 7 105
x-Pittsburgh 47 29 6 100
x-Philadelphia 42 26 14 98
x-Columbus 45 30 7 97
x-New Jersey 44 29 9 97
Carolina 36 35 11 83
NY Islanders 35 37 10 80
NY Rangers 34 39 9 77
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 248 (12)
Shots Against: 2553 (23)
PK%: 80.0% (17)
Penalty Minutes: 743 (9)
Shutouts: 4 (18)
Sv%: 0.903 (23)
Injuries
Date Player Status
4/24 C. Hagelin Undisclosed injury (day-to-day)
4/22 E. Malkin Leg (day-to-day)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/25 L. Olund Signed Three-year, entry-level contract
4/20 J. Jooris Sent to minors Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
4/5 A. Angello Signed Two-year, entry-level contract
4/4 T. Kostopoulos Retired
3/29 J. Jooris Called up from minors from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
3/27 D. Birks Signed Two-year, entry-level contract
3/23 J. Jooris Sent to minors Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
3/19 T. Jarry Sent to minors Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
3/18 J. Jooris Called up from minors from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
3/14 J. Jooris Sent to minors Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
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