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Author: Danny Shirey

RECAP 4: Pens storm back for 5-4 win over Caps after horrid start

The Penguins remained in the win column after a 5-4 comeback victory over the Washington Capitals, bringing their record to 2-2-0 on the season. They got off to a rancid start in this game. Not only was their goaltending extremely suspect (more on this later), their energy was nonexistent. The first period had some eerily similar vibes to the Penguins’ game 4 qualifying round loss to the Canadiens months ago. They had no idea how to counterattack, they were getting outskated and losing every puck battle. They got their act together for the second and third period and controlled...

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RECAP 3: Chad Ruhwedel for Norris? Pens beat Caps 4-3 in shootout for first win

Peter Diana – Post-Gazette Is father time catching up with Evgeni Malkin? Did Bryan Rust forget how to play hockey? Is Chad Ruhwedel on track to win the Norris trophy? The Penguins finally found themselves in the win column after their afternoon tilt with the Washington Capitals, defeating them 4-3 in the shootout. With a 50-44 edge in shot attempts, the Penguins also had a slight edge in expected goals (2.34-2.23, Evolving Hockey). At 5v5, shot attempts were dead-even between the two teams, but the Penguins controlled 57.1% of the scoring chances and 56.3% of the high-danger chances. (Natural...

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