Pittsburgh travels to Eastern Conference-leading Washington
Washington; Sunday, 12 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Eastern Conference-leading Washington Capitals face the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The Capitals are 23-9-1 in Eastern Conference games. Washington ranks second in the NHL shooting 11.2% and averaging 3.6 goals on 32.2 shots per game.
The Penguins are 6-3-3 against opponents from the Metropolitan Division. Pittsburgh ranks seventh in the league recording 9 points per game, averaging 3.3 goals and 5.7 assists.
The teams square off Sunday for the first time this season.
LAST 10 GAMES: Penguins: 7-3-0, averaging three goals, 5.5 assists, 3.6 penalties and 8.3 penalty minutes while allowing 2.7 goals per game with a .913 save percentage.
Capitals: 7-3-0, averaging four goals, 6.1 assists, 3.2 penalties and 7.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game with a .901 save percentage.
INJURIES: Capitals: None listed.
Penguins: None listed.