Washington Capitals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins – 5/5/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

May 06 02:35 2018

“It’s not from me, it’s all [Hornqvist]”. The puck clearly crossed the line.

In a crushing blow to the hometown DC fans, the Penguins suddenly scored three goals within five minutes and the Capital’s hot streak was over.

Another high and late hit by a Capitals player while leaving their feet. I do take a little bit of offense. I had a great chance last game and it hit the post again.

Murray made 20 saves for the win.

“We’ve believed in ourselves all year”, Holtby said. We know we’re going to have to play really well, but it’s possible. Our biggest asset has been bouncing back, either after a win or a loss. “Honestly, I practice it so much with playing around with the puck that you just get used to it playing so many years”.

Pittsburgh’s down 2-1 in the series, but don’t let that distract you from Guentzel’s postseason brilliance.

“There’s a lot of things you’ve got to be aware of, and you need pucks to be in those areas to do it”, Crosby said. I don’t think that’s his character. “It is fun. These are the games you want to be in, the games that mean something, the games that bring out the best in everyone, bring out the hard work, the energy, the nerves, everything”.

Jake Guentzel would be on the doorstep to clean it up and the seal was broken on the night’s scoring. Guentzel’s 21 points tie his total from the playoffs past year, now just 10 games in. Simon then found Guentzel to his right. “To score, you’ve got to try and do something different sometimes to get one”. Oshie scored Washington’s only goal of the game as he stuck on a one-timer from the slot on the power play.

“We feel positive”, Oshie said.

This doesn’t look like the same Capitals’ team that we’ve seen lose in past series against the Penguins.

A pair of teams from the Metro Division will square off this evening as the Pittsburgh Penguins rumble with the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C.in game five of their best-of-seven series.

Malkin’s goal at 17:31 of the second period.

As we entered the third period, it was shaping up as a make or break Penguins for their entire season.

Pittsburgh earned its initial lead 9:21 into the second period. I knew he was coming, but I had to make a play. He’s competitive. I think he embraces the important moments. But we’re looking at the next game.

“They’ve got to come together quick”, Trotz said.

Evgeni Malkin added his fourth goal of the playoffs for Pittsburgh as the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions pushed back following a chaotic Game 3 that included an illegal hit by Washington forward Tom Wilson that led to a three-game suspension. They also lost their first home game to Washington, which has yet to lose on the road this postseason. If they promote Devante Smith-Pelly to the top line in what would be a classic Barry Trotz move this would help out the Penguins. The Penguins hosted Humboldt Broncos junior hockey player Brayden Camrud, a survivor of the bus crash that killed 16 people – many of them teammates – last month.

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