NHL Playoffs 2016: Capitals vs. Penguins LIVE SCORE UPDATES, Game 3 (5/2/16)

May 2, 2016 - The Star Ledger - View Full Article

The Washington Capitals play the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference second-round playoff series on Monday, May 2, 2016. The series is tied, 1-1.

The Washington Capitals play the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 3 of their NHL Eastern Conference second-round playoff series on Monday, May 2, 2016.

The series is tied, 1-1.

We'll have the up-to-the-minute score and game statistics here throughout the game.

Here is what you need to know:

Who: Washington Capitals (56-18-8) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (48-26-8)

What: Game 3, Eastern Conference playoffs (best of seven)

When: Monday, May 2, 2016

Where: CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh

Start: 8 p.m.

TV: NBCSN (Channel finder)

Livestream: NBC Sports Live Extra

Line: Penguins -1.5 (Over/under: 5.0)

The number of hits the Washington Capitals have tried to level on the Pittsburgh Penguins through two contentious games in the Eastern Conference semifinals is not a surprise.

The nature of those hits? Well, that's another matter.

Tom Wilson's run-in with Conor Sheary's knee in Game 1 cost the Washington forward a couple grand in fines. Brooks Orpik's elbow to Olli Maatta's chin early in Game 2 ended with Maatta skating woozily off the ice, the young defenseman's status for the rest of the best-of-seven series uncertain and Orpik out three games after being suspended by the NHL on Sunday night.

And to think there's at least nine more periods -- and almost certainly more -- to come with things even at 1 heading into Monday night's Game 3 in Pittsburgh.

"That's what they want to do," Penguins defenseman Kris Letang said. "They want to wear us down by being physical."

What's different this time around, however, is the way Pittsburgh has responded. Or maybe in the way it hasn't.

"We know taking that hit or taking that punch is going to go a long way," captain Sidney Crosby said. "Hopefully we keep getting some power plays here and find a way to convert on them."

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)




NHL Playoffs 2016 TV: What time, channel is Capitals vs. Penguins, Game 3? (5/2/16)

May 2, 2016 - The Star Ledger - View Full Article

The Washington Capitals play the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference second-round playoff series on Monday, May 2, 2016. The series is tied, 1-1.

The Washington Capitals play the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 3 of their NHL Eastern Conference second-round playoff series on Monday, May 2, 2016.

The series is tied, 1-1.

Here is what you need to know:

Who: Washington Capitals (56-18-8) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (48-26-8)

What: Game 3, Eastern Conference playoffs

When: Monday, May 2, 2016

Where: CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh

Start: 8 p.m.

TV: NBCSN (Channel finder)

Livestream: NBC Sports Live Extra

Line: Penguins -1.5 (Over/under: 5.0)

The number of hits the Washington Capitals have tried to level on the Pittsburgh Penguins through two contentious games in the Eastern Conference semifinals is not a surprise.

The nature of those hits? Well, that's another matter.

Tom Wilson's run-in with Conor Sheary's knee in Game 1 cost the Washington forward a couple grand in fines. Brooks Orpik's elbow to Olli Maatta's chin early in Game 2 ended with Maatta skating woozily off the ice, the young defenseman's status for the rest of the best-of-seven series uncertain and Orpik out three games after being suspended by the NHL on Sunday night.

And to think there's at least nine more periods -- and almost certainly more -- to come with things even at 1 heading into Monday night's Game 3 in Pittsburgh.

"That's what they want to do," Penguins defenseman Kris Letang said. "They want to wear us down by being physical."

What's different this time around, however, is the way Pittsburgh has responded. Or maybe in the way it hasn't.

"We know taking that hit or taking that punch is going to go a long way," captain Sidney Crosby said. "Hopefully we keep getting some power plays here and find a way to convert on them."

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)