Capitals-Penguins Stanley Cup Playoff series (Photos)

Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Patric Hornqvist (72), from Sweden, keeps his eye on the puck as Washington Capitals defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk, right, defends, during the first period of Game 7 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinal, Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie (77) tries to get away from Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) during the first period of Game 7 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinal, Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Verizon Center is set up before Game 7 in an NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinal hockey game between the Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins, Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Washington Capitals’ Andre Burakovsky (65) celebrates with teammates after his goal during the second period of Game 6 in the second-round of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs series against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Monday, May 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Washington Capitals’ Kevin Shattenkirk (22) battles with Pittsburgh Penguins’ Carl Hagelin (62) for control of the puck during the second period of Game 6 in an NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinal hockey game in Pittsburgh, Monday, May 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby stops a shot during the second period of Game 6 in an NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinal hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Monday, May 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby (87) holds his face after colliding with Washington Capitals’ Matt Niskanen (2) during the first period of Game 6 in an NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinal hockey game in Pittsburgh, Monday, May 8, 2017. Crosby remained in the game. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury makes a save during the first period of Game 6 in an NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinal hockey game against the Washington Capitals in Pittsburgh, Monday, May 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Washington Capitals’ T.J. Oshie (77) celebrates his goal with Alex Ovechkin in the first period of Game 6 in an NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinal hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Monday, May 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin (8) backhands a pass with Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby (87) behind him during the period of Game 6 in an NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinal hockey game in Pittsburgh, Monday, May 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Capitals fans at the Green Turtle in D.C. cheer a goal during Game 5 against the Pittsburgh Penguins on  Saturday, May 7, 2017. (WTOP/Jenny Glick)
Capitals fans at the Green Turtle in D.C. cheer a goal during Game 5 against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday, May 7, 2017. (WTOP/Jenny Glick)

Sidney Crosby
Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) skates onto the ice for warmups before Game 5 in the second-round of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Saturday, May 6, 2017, in Washington.

Phil Kessel, Patric Hornqvist, Sidney Crosby, Braden Holtby, Justin Schultz
Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Phil Kessel (81) celebrates scoring a goal with teammates, Patric Hornqvist (72), from Sweden, Sidney Crosby (87), Evgeni Malkin (71), from Russia, and Justin Schultz (4) as Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) stands behind during the second period of Game 5 in the second-round of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Saturday, May 6, 2017, in Washington.

Dmitry Orlov, Braden Holtby, Phil Kessel
Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov (9), from Russia, goalie Braden Holtby (70), defend as Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Phil Kessel (81) moves in during the first period of Game 5 in the second-round of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Saturday, May 6, 2017, in Washington.

Sidney Crosby
Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) skates onto the ice for warmups before Game 5 in the second-round of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Saturday, May 6, 2017, in Washington.

 Caps fans spotted at the Green Turtle in downtown D.C. (WTOP/Jenny Glick)
Caps fans spotted at the Green Turtle in downtown D.C. (WTOP/Jenny Glick)

Pittsburgh Penguins’ Patric Hornqvist (72) gets the puck past Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) for a goal during the first period of Game 4 in an NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinal hockey game in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, May 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Pittsburgh Penguins’ Patric Hornqvist (72) celebrates his goal past Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) with Carl Hagelin (62) during the first period of Game 4 in an NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinal hockey game in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, May 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Washington Capitals’ Evgeny Kuznetsov (92) celebrates his goal as he returns to the bench during the second period of Game 4 in an NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinal hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, May 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Washington Capitals’ Kevin Shattenkirk (22) celebrates with Dmitry Orlov (9), and Alex Ovechkin (8) after score the game-winning goal in overtime of Game 3 in an NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinal hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Monday, May 1, 2017. The Capitals won 3-2. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) stops a shot by Pittsburgh Penguins’ Tom Kuhnhackl (34) during the second period of Game 3 in an NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinal hockey game in Pittsburgh, Monday, May 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby (87) is helped off the ice after being injured during the first period of Game 3 in an NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinal hockey game against the Washington Capitals in Pittsburgh, Monday, May 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) lies on the ice after taking a hit from Washington Capitals' Matt Niskanen during the first period of Game 3 in an NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinal hockey game against the Washington Capitals in Pittsburgh, Monday, May 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby (87) lies on the ice after taking a hit from Washington Capitals’ Matt Niskanen during the first period of Game 3 in an NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinal hockey game against the Washington Capitals in Pittsburgh, Monday, May 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby (87) takes a hit from Washington Capitals’ Matt Niskanen during the first period of Game 3 in an NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinal hockey game against the Washington Capitals in Pittsburgh, Monday, May 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) stops a shot by Pittsburgh Penguins’ Tom Kuhnhackl (34) during the second period of Game 3 in an NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinal hockey game in Pittsburgh, Monday, May 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Phil Kessel, Kevin Shattenkirk
Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Phil Kessel (81) shoots the puck against Washington Capitals defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk (22) during the first period of Game 2 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series, Saturday, April 29, 2017, in Washington.

Jake Guentzel, Matt Cullen, Nicklas Backstrom, T.J. Oshie
Pittsburgh Penguins center Jake Guentzel (59) celebrates his empty-net goal with Matt Cullen (7) as Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, and T.J. Oshie skate away during the third period of Game 2 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series, Saturday, April 29, 2017, in Washington.

Braden Holtby
Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby, right, looks on from the bench next to defenseman Dmitry Orlov (9), of Russia, during the third period of Game 2 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Saturday, April 29, 2017, in Washington. Holtby was pulled from the game after the second period.

Alex Ovechkin, Jake Guentzel
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, pushes Pittsburgh Penguins center Jake Guentzel (59) into the boards during the first period of Game 2 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series, Saturday, April 29, 2017, in Washington.

Matt Niskanen, Jake Guentzel
Pittsburgh Penguins center Jake Guentzel (59) tries to get past Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen (2) during the first period of Game 2 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series, Saturday, April 29, 2017, in Washington.

John Carlson, Bryan Rust
Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson (74) battles for the puck against Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Bryan Rust (17) during the first period of Game 2 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series, Saturday, April 29, 2017, in Washington.

Matt Niskanen, Justin Williams
Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen (2) celebrates goal with Justin Williams (14) during the second period of Game 2 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Saturday, April 29, 2017, in Washington.

Phil Kessel, Kevin Shattenkirk
Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Phil Kessel (81) shoots the puck against Washington Capitals defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk (22) during the first period of Game 2 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series, Saturday, April 29, 2017, in Washington.

Carl Hagelin, Marcus Johansson
Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Carl Hagelin (62), of Sweden, chases the puck against Washington Capitals center Marcus Johansson (90), also of Sweden, and center Lars Eller (20), of Denmark, during the first period of Game 2 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series, Saturday, April 29, 2017, in Washington.

Matt Cullen
Pittsburgh Penguins center Matt Cullen (7) celebrates his goal with Olli Maatta (3), of Finland, Tom Kuhnhackl (34), of Germany, and Ron Hainsey (65) as Washington Capitals defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk (22) skates away during the second period of Game 2 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series, Saturday, April 29, 2017, in Washington.

Phil Kessel
Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Phil Kessel (81) celebrates his goal during the second period of Game 2 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals, Saturday, April 29, 2017, in Washington.

Jake Guentzel
Pittsburgh Penguins center Jake Guentzel, center, celebrates his goal with Sidney Crosby (87) and Ian Cole (28) during the second period of Game 2 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals, Saturday, April 29, 2017, in Washington.

Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen (2) scuffles with Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Patric Hornqvist (72), of Sweden, during the first period of Game 1 in an NHL Stanley Cup hockey second-round playoff series, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen (2) scuffles with Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Patric Hornqvist (72), of Sweden, during the first period of Game 1 in an NHL Stanley Cup hockey second-round playoff series, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, chases the puck against Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Patric Hornqvist (72), of Sweden, during Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, chases the puck against Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Patric Hornqvist (72), of Sweden, during Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, skates with the puck against Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Bryan Rust (17) during the second period of Game 1 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, skates with the puck against Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Bryan Rust (17) during the second period of Game 1 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson (74) vies for the puck against Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Bryan Rust (17) during the first period of Game 1 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson (74) vies for the puck against Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Bryan Rust (17) during the first period of Game 1 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates his goal with the bench during the second period of Game 1 of the team's NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates his goal with the bench during the second period of Game 1 of the team’s NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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Capitals fans at the Green Turtle in D.C. cheer a goal during Game 5 against the Pittsburgh Penguins on  Saturday, May 7, 2017. (WTOP/Jenny Glick)
Sidney Crosby
Phil Kessel, Patric Hornqvist, Sidney Crosby, Braden Holtby, Justin Schultz
Dmitry Orlov, Braden Holtby, Phil Kessel
Sidney Crosby
 Caps fans spotted at the Green Turtle in downtown D.C. (WTOP/Jenny Glick)
Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) lies on the ice after taking a hit from Washington Capitals' Matt Niskanen during the first period of Game 3 in an NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinal hockey game against the Washington Capitals in Pittsburgh, Monday, May 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Phil Kessel, Kevin Shattenkirk
Jake Guentzel, Matt Cullen, Nicklas Backstrom, T.J. Oshie
Braden Holtby
Alex Ovechkin, Jake Guentzel
Matt Niskanen, Jake Guentzel
John Carlson, Bryan Rust
Matt Niskanen, Justin Williams
Phil Kessel, Kevin Shattenkirk
Carl Hagelin, Marcus Johansson
Matt Cullen
Phil Kessel
Jake Guentzel
Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen (2) scuffles with Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Patric Hornqvist (72), of Sweden, during the first period of Game 1 in an NHL Stanley Cup hockey second-round playoff series, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, chases the puck against Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Patric Hornqvist (72), of Sweden, during Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, skates with the puck against Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Bryan Rust (17) during the second period of Game 1 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson (74) vies for the puck against Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Bryan Rust (17) during the first period of Game 1 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates his goal with the bench during the second period of Game 1 of the team's NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

WASHINGTON — The Capitals and Penguins meet again in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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