Pittsburgh Ranked 3rd-Best Hockey City In America

The Pittsburgh Penguins may not be in the Stanley Cup Finals this year, but according to a new study, the city is one of the best cities for hockey fans in the nation.

WalletHub rated Pittsburgh the third-best city for hockey fans.

Boston came in first, and Detroit was second on the list.

The study did rank Pittsburgh first for fan engagement.

WalletHub says they came up with the rankings by looking at 21 key indicators of a good hockey city.

Source: Pittsburgh Ranked 3rd-Best Hockey City In America « CBS Pittsburgh

 

The Capitals Finally Made Vegas Look Like An Expansion Team

In the follow-up performance to a Game 3 loss marked by defensive miscommunications and mishaps, the Vegas Golden Knights looked even worse for most of Game 4, falling to the Capitals 6-2 to go down 3-1 in the Stanley Cup Finals. On the whole, Vegas actually did a better job of creating dangerous chances and holding possession on the attack than they did on Saturday night. But when it came to the biggest moments of the game, they struggled just as badly.

Source: The Capitals Finally Made Vegas Look Like An Expansion Team

Capitals’ win over Penguins puts a dagger in the D.C. sports ‘curse’ – The Washington Post

In most North American cities, what happened Monday night in Pittsburgh would warrant some mild celebration. In Washington, it meant so much more.

Monday night at PPG Paints Arena, the Capitals snapped one of the strangest, cruelest and most improbable streaks in sports. They became the first Washington representative since 1998 to reach the conference finals in one of the four major North American sports, knocking out the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins with a 2-1 victory in Game 6 of the second round.

Source: Capitals’ win puts a dagger in the D.C. sports ‘curse’ – The Washington Post

Capitals-Penguins series tied, but frustrations mount for Washington after missed chance

PITTSBURGH – It was ironic that a penalty for too many men on the ice sealed the loss for the Capitals, preventing Washington from getting a man-advantage when it pulled goaltender Braden Holtby. The Capitals seemed shorthanded for the entire contest.

The Pittsburgh Penguins’ 3-1 win Thursday night tied the best-of-seven series at 2-2, with two of the next three games in Washington. Though the Capitals said the absence of suspended top-line right wing Tom Wilson would motivate them, it also was evident how much he was missed, especially as captain Alex Ovechkin was held without a shot on goal in a playoff game for just the third time in his career.

Game 4

Washington Capitals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Series: Tied 2-2

Next game: Saturday, 7 p.m. ET, Capital One Arena

TV: NBC

• Capitals drop Game 4, first without Tom Wilson, as series heads back to Washington tied at 2. (Read more)

• Top takeaways: Guentzel hot, Ovechkin not. (Read more)

• Jake Guentzel scored twice, including an empty-netter to seal Pittsburgh’s 3-1 win that leveled the series at two games apiece. (Read more)

• This series always features compelling hockey — and some other drama, too. (Read more)

Absent suspended Tom Wilson, Capitals can’t keep momentum in Game 4 loss
by Isabelle Khurshudyan

Source: Capitals-Penguins series tied, but frustrations mount for Washington after missed chance

Source: Penguins notebook: Capitals use Tom Wilson’s suspension as rallying cry | TribLIVE

Down 2-1 in series with Capitals, The Penguins face a series deficit. Now what? | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Source: The Penguins face a series deficit. Now what? | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 May 2 at 3:49 PM 

Pittsburgh Penguins’ Carl Hagelin has yet to dress for this series. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — As a handful of Pittsburgh Penguins trickled onto the ice for an optional morning skate at the team’s practice facility Wednesday morning, they found themselves in an unfamiliar and uncomfortable place. It was less than 14 hours after they had suffered a crushing 4-3 loss in Game 3 to the Washington Capitals, who are just the second team in as many years to own a playoff series lead over the two-time defending champions.

Pittsburgh had found itself chasing Washington in Games 1 and 2 after slow starts in each, and now it finds itself in the rare position of chasing in the series. It is reminiscent of the 2-1 hole the Penguins fell into in last year’s Eastern Conference finals against Ottawa, which set up a pressure-packed Game 4 in that series. Pittsburgh won that game, 3-2, a pivotal response as it outlasted the Senators in seven games before ousting Nashville in the Stanley Cup finals. Thursday’s Game 4 against Washington carries similar stakes, so Wednesday for some players was a chance to work on their shortcomings and find full closure after Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin had shocked them in their own building with a game-winning goal with 67 seconds left Tuesday night.

Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capitals-insider/wp/2018/05/02/down-2-1-in-series-with-capitals-penguins-find-themselves-in-a-rare-hole/?utm_term=.b04c42bf2732

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