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Pittsburgh Penguins' Jake Guentzel, center, celebrates his goal against the Nashville Predators with Ian Cole, left, and Matt Cullen during the third period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Monday, May 29, 2017, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Guentzel’s goal lifts Pittsburgh by Nashville 5-3 in Game 1

May 29, 2017 | WNST Staff

Pittsburgh rookie Jake Guentzel beat Nashville’s Pekka Rinne with 3:17 left to put the Penguins ahead to stay.

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Should the Caps Blow it Up or Stay the Course?

May 29, 2017 | Ed Frankovic

Here’s an analysis of why the Caps lost to Pittsburgh and what they need to do to get past them in 2017-18

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Kunitz’s double-OT goal sends Pittsburgh back to Stanley Cup

May 26, 2017 | WNST Staff

Chris Kunitz beat Craig Anderson 5:09 into the second overtime to give the defending champions a 3-2 victory over Ottawa in Game 7.

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) scores on Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson (41) during the first period of Game 5 in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J.Puskar)

Ottawa edges Pittsburgh to force deciding Game 7

May 23, 2017 | WNST Staff

Mike Hoffman scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third to give the Senators a 2-1 victory.

Nashville Predators players including defenseman P.K. Subban, right, celebrate with goalie Pekka Rinne, of Finland, left, after winning Game 6 of the Western Conference final against the Anaheim Ducks in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Monday, May 22, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Nashville reaches first Stanley Cup Final, ousts Anaheim in six

May 22, 2017 | WNST Staff

The Predators will play either defending champion Pittsburgh or Ottawa for the Stanley Cup.

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) scores on Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson (41) during the first period of Game 5 in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J.Puskar)

Pittsburgh strikes early, routs Ottawa 7-0 to take 3-2 lead

May 21, 2017 | WNST Staff

The Penguins are one win away from a return trip to the Stanley Cup Final.

FILE - In this April 8, 2017, file photo, Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin skates during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins, in Boston. With Ovechkin's ice time and Braden Holtby's workload down, the  Capitals are well-positioned for a Stanley Cup run. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

Ovechkin played through hamstring, knee injuries in playoffs

May 12, 2017 | WNST Staff

The 31-year-old captain had eight points in 13 playoff games as Washington was eliminated before the conference finals for the ninth time in as many chances.

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)

Ovechkin finished playoffs with lower-body injury

May 11, 2017 | WNST Staff

Ovechkin finished the playoffs dealing with a lower-body injury that required pain-numbing injections, the Russian Hockey Federation said.

Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Conor Sheary (43) and right wing Patric Hornqvist (72), from Sweden, celebrate with center Nick Bonino (13) after Hornqvist's goal during the third period of Game 7 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinal against the Washington Capitals, Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in Washington. The Penguins won 2-0. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Penguins 2, Capitals 0 final box score

May 11, 2017 | WNST Staff

Washington again came up short in a Game 7.

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Caps shut out by Pittsburgh in Game 7 to end season

May 11, 2017 | WNST Staff

“Plenty of chances to score. Just didn’t do it. Made a couple mistakes, and it cost us.”