Capitals today

January 01, 1996

Opponent: Pittsburgh Penguins

Site: USAir Arena, Landover

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Radio: WWLG (1360 AM), WTEM (570 AM)

Outlook: The Penguins are averaging nearly five goals and giving up three. Their power-play figures are awesome, outscoring the opposition, 59-32, while converting 59 of 172 chances. The Penguins had a six-game winning streak broken by Montreal last week, then defeated Buffalo (6-3), Hartford (9-4) and Florida (6-5). G Tom Barrasso has been activated off the injured list and carries a 13-2-2 record. The Caps are 7-2 lately despite missing their best defensive forward, Kelly Miller, with a groin injury and .. enforcer Craig Berube because of a suspension.

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