The Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins had a heart-pounding clash in the NHL Playoffs and now, they’re back for more. The Pens and the Caps play Game 2 on April 30, and HollywoodLife.com wants you to see it! Click to watch.
The epic battle between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals may be the best hockey in the entire 2016 NHL Playoffs. Game 1 was full of close calls, dirty hits and shocking scores. Imagine what’s going to happen in Game 2!
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The Pens look to even up the score when they face the Capitals on their home turf on April 30. The intensity between these two teams may just blow the roof off the Verizon Center in Washington D.C., so after checking out the sport’s hottest hunks, watch the puck drop at 8:00 P.M. EST.
The first meeting of these hockey heavyweights was a non-stop thrill ride. After three periods, score was tied 3-3, forcing the game to go into overtime. Washington literally won the game by inches, per SB Nation, as T.J. Oshie, 29, made his third goal of the night by sneaking the puck by Penguins rookie goalie Matt Murray, 21. Celebrate the Caps taking the early lead in the series by getting an official Washington hockey jersey here.
Will Matt let T.J. pull off another hat trick in this meeting? More importantly, will Tom Wilson, 22, be up to his old dirty tricks again? The Capitals right-winger delivered a devastating knee-to-knee hit on Pittsburgh’s Conor Sheary, 23. Tom wasn’t penalized for the dirty hit during the game, but the NHL fined him $2,404, per Yahoo Sports. Show your Penguins pride by getting an official Pittsburgh jersey here.
“The league is going to do what they do, we’re going to do what we do,” Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan, 48, said when he heard that Tom wasn’t suspended for the dirty hit. “We’re going to play and the refs are going to call the game the way they see it and we’re just going to focus on hockey.”
“This series is going to be awfully close,” Pittsburgh’s veteran Matt Cullen, 39, said, according to ESPN. Washington is arguably the best team in the NHL, but the Penguins are no pushovers. They eliminated the New York Rangers in just five games in the first round. It looks like Matt’s right and this series is going to be a nail-biter.
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