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Caps recap: Capitals showed true grit in win over Penguins
Caps recap: Capitals showed true grit in win over Penguins

The pre-Super Bowl showdown between the Capitals and the Penguins was significantly lacking sizzle with Pittsburgh stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin out of the lineup. But that doesn't mean the Capitals' 3-0 win on Sunday wasn't impressive. Pittsburgh had won five straight games without its top two offensive players (Crosby has been out since suffering a concussion against Washington in the Winter Classic and Malkin had missed five games before blowing out his knee in his return last week). But the Capitals put the clamps on the Pittsburgh offense by getting gritty and playing a little old-time defensive hockey. The Capitals kept the Penguins on the perimeter and...

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