Each groups have slumped out of the gate with similar 6-4-3 data, and whereas these early-season matchups do not usually carry a ton of that means, a win over a Metropolitan Division foe may go a great distance in serving to to right course. Pittsburgh has misplaced 4 straight, together with a 5-1 drubbing by the Devils at house on Monday. Washington, in the meantime, is taking extra of an on-again, off-again method, having did not string collectively back-to-back wins to date.
Goaltending has been a contributing issue to each side’ struggles. Braden Holtby’s .888 save proportion is third-worst within the NHL amongst goalies who’ve made a minimum of 9 begins, higher than solely Matt Murray (.886), his seemingly counterpart Wednesday, and Jake Allen of the Blues (.879).
But when this assembly is something like their first of the season — a 7-6 Pittsburgh win in extra time on Oct. 4 — the goalies will not stand a lot of an opportunity, anyway.
Capitals vs. Penguins
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Nov. 7
Location: Capital One Area, Washington, D.C.
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