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Gamethread: Pittsburgh Penguins @ Washington Capitals 11/7/2018

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NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Pittsburgh Penguins at Washington Capitals Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Penguins versus Capitals, a tale as old as time. This is meeting #2 of 4 on the year, with another matchup in Washington DC coming up next month on December 19th.

Expected Lines

Dominik Simon - Sidney Crosby - Bryan Rust

Carl Hagelin - Evgeni Malkin - Patric Hornqvist

Jake Guentzel - Riley Sheahan - Phil Kessel

Zach Aston-Reese - Matt Cullen - Garrett Wilson

Jack Johnson / Kris Letang

Brian Dumoulin / Chad Ruhwedel

Olli Maatta / Jamie Oleksiak

In somewhat of a surprise, Casey DeSmith will be playing tonight. DeSmith has never played against the Caps in his NHL career to this point, so it will be something new for him and the Washington shooters.

Expected Lines for Washington

Alex Ovechkin - Evgeny Kuznetsov - Dmitrij Jaskin

Chandler Stephenson - Nicklas Backstrom - T.J Oshie

Andre Burakovsky - Lars Eller - Brett Connolly

Jakub Vrana - Travis Boyd - Devante Smith-Pelly

Michal Kempny / John Carlson

Dmitry Orlov / Matt Niskanen

Christian Djoos / Madison Bowey

Braden Holtby is expected to be in the net tonight for Washington.