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NHL Update: The Pittsburgh Penguins Are Up (3-1) Vs The Top Ranked Washington Capitals

May 5, 2016

Before their current quarterfinal series, the Pittsburgh Penguins enjoyed a (7-1) advantage vs the Washington Capitals in 8 previous playoff series, as with the current one, none later than the quarterfinal round.

Now after Patric Hornqvist’s overtime goal last night in game 4 in Pittsburgh, the Pens have a commanding 3 games to 1 series lead over the top ranked Washington Capitals.

The only time the Caps defeated the Penguins in a playoff series was in 1994 as they served as “the construction company” paving the way for the New York Rangers’ only Stanley Cup title in the last 75 seasons as “Wash” ousted Mario Lemieux, Jaromir Jagr and company.

The Capitals whose first season evokes a “75,” namely 1975 now must rally from a (3-1) series deficit as the Penguins have twice done vs them (1992, 1996) to avoid a 16th consecutive season without a semi-final appearance, this in a season in which they had the top record in the NHL.

 

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