Pittsburgh Penguins-Washington Capitals: Game 6 preview, start time, TV channel
The Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals will face off in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinal on Monday night.
Here’s everything you need to know to get ready:
WHAT: Eastern Conference semifinal, Game 6
WHERE: PPG Paints Arena (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. EST
WATCH: NBC Sports
SERIES: 3-2, Penguins
LAST TIME: The Capitals stayed alive with a 4-2 win over the Penguins in Washington, D.C. on Saturday night. They’ll need to win their second game in a row in order to send the series to Game 7. The Penguins entered the third period of Game 6 with a 2-1 advantage, but the Washington dominated the final frame. It scored three goals, including two in a 27 second period, to pull away. Both Sidney Crosby and Conor Sheary returned from the concussions they sustained in Game 3.
WHAT’S AT STAKE: The Capitals need a win to stay alive. The Penguins are on their second of three chances to advance to the Eastern Conference final. While Washington has the momentum, Pittsburgh still has the advantage. Not only do they lead the series, but Penguins are also back on home ice where they are 4-1 this postseason.
STAT TO KNOW: The Penguins have been outshot by an average of 34.8 to 23 during the Eastern Conference semifinal. That’s why Marc-Andre Fleury’s performance has been so important. He’s made 161 saves against the Capitals, an average of 32.2 saves per game. He has a 2.6 goals-against average through five games in the Eastern Conference semifinal. H
QUOTABLE: “I think just understanding that you have to be desperate. You are playing a desperate team and I think for us, we have to have that same desperation. We want to be better than we were last game and have a lot of motivation coming into tonight.” –Sidney Crosby on what the Penguins need to do in Game 6