In three victories over the Penguins this season, the Capitals have outscored their Metro Division rivals by a combined score of 10-1 while holding Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin without a point.
Marc-Andre Fleury is not convinced that the hiring of a new general manager and a new head coach are enough to bring the Pittsburgh Penguins back to the Stanley Cup Finals.
The top two teams in the Metropolitan Division during the regular season will meet in the second-round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a berth in the Eastern Conference Finals at stake.
When Michal Neuvirth bolted for the Czech League earlier this week, the Capitals were left without a goalie for their daily practice sessions at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.
For the next eight days CSNWashington.com will continue our team-by-team look at the three divisions in the Eastern Conference.