Capitals preview

December 05, 1990|By Nestor Aparicio


* WHEN: Tonight, 7:35.

* WHERE: Pittsburgh Civic Arena.

* TV & RADIO: Ch. 20; WCAO-AM 600.

* OUTLOOK: Despite a multitude of injuries to key players, the Caps (15-14-0) have won three of four and six of eight. Tonight the team will be without Neil Sheehy, Dino Ciccarelli, Peter Zezel, Dave Tippett and Jim Hrivnak. Don Beaupre will start in goal and banged-up Mike Liut will back up. Filling in on offense will be the Skipjacks' two top scorers, Alfie Turcotte and Steve Maltais. The Penguins (12-13-2), trailing the Caps by four points and in fifth place in the Patrick Division, are led by red-hot John Cullen, who is second in the NHL in scoring (10 goals, 36 assists) behind Wayne Gretzky. Mario Lemieux is still out for the Penguins.

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