A preview of the Capitals.
When and where: 8 p.m. EST. Verizon Center.
TV: NBC Sports Network, TSN2.
Record: 12-8-1, 25 points. The Capitals are in second place in the Neapolitan Ice Cream Metropolitan Division.
Leading Scorer: Alex Ovechkin (right), 24 points (17 goals, 7 assists).
Last Game: 4-1 home win against the Blues, Sunday. Ovechkin scored two goals for the Capitals.
Last Game against the Penguins: 2-1 road loss, March 19, 2013. Braden Holtby made 34 saves for the Capitals.
Capitals Player We Would Bet Money On Scoring: Ovechkin. He has scored goals in three consecutive games.
Ex-Penguins on the Capitals: None.
Ex-Capitals on the Penguins: Tomas Vokoun, G.
Useless Capitals Trivia Vaguely Related to the Penguins: With Evgeni Malkin and Alex Ovechkin, the 2004 draft class is one of three draft classes to produce multiple Hart Trophy winners. The others are 1991 (Peter Forsberg and Eric Lindros) and 1984 (Brett Hull and Mario Lemieux).
Best Capitals Video We Could Find: Former Capitals enforcer Chris Simon "protecting" former Capitals star Petr Bondra:
Probable goaltenders: Marc-Andre Fleury (12-6-0, 2.00 GAA, .921 SV%) for the Penguins. Braden Holtby (10-6-0, 2.62 GAA, .925 SV%) for the Ducks.
Injuries: For the Penguins, right winger Chuck Kobasew ("lower body"), defenseman Rob Scuderi (broken ankle) and goaltender Tomas Vokoun (blood clots) are on injured reserve. For the Capitals, defensemen John Erskine (knee) and Mike Green ("lower body") are on injured reserve.
Potential lines and defensive pairings: The Penguins primary lines at today's morning skate were:
14 Chris Kunitz - 87 Sidney Crosby - 19 Beau Bennett
9 Pascal Dupuis - 71 Evgeni Malkin - 18 James Neal
36 Jussi Jokinen - 16 Brandon Sutter - 49 Brian Gibbons
15 Tanner Glass - 46 Joe Vitale - 27 Craig Adams
-The Penguins rotated their defensemen this morning. Consider this a guess:
3 Olli Maata - 58 Kris Letang
44 Brooks Orpik - 7 Paul Martin
2 Matt Niskanen - 5 Deryk Engelland
-The Capitals' primary lines and defensive pairings at today's morning skate were:
90 Marcus Johansson - 19 Nicklas Backstrom - 8 Alex Ovechkin
10 Martin Erat - 21 Brooks Laich - 20 Troy Brouwer
25 Jason Chimera - 84 Mikhail Grabovski - 42 Joel Ward
24 Aaron Volpatti - 46 Michael Latta - 43 Tom Wilson
27 Karl Alzner - 74 John Carlson
88 Nate Schmidt - 23 Tyson Strachan
34 Alexander Urbom - 61 Steve Oleksy
-The last time the Penguins played the Capitals, this happened:
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(Photo: Rob Carr/Getty Images)