Opponent: Pittsburgh Penguins

Time: Noon

Site: USAir Arena

Tickets: Several thousand are available.

TV/Radio: HTS/WMAL (630 AM)

Outlook: The Eastern Conference-leading Penguins are 4-0 and off to their best start since 7-0 in 1986-87. This is the first meeting between the teams since Washington upset Pittsburgh in the first round of last season's Stanley Cup playoffs. Pittsburgh beat Ottawa, 5-4, on Friday night, and Washington comes in off a 5-2 win Friday over the previously unbeaten New York Islanders. Pittsburgh reports G Tom Barrasso (wrist surgery) out and D Grant Jennings (groin) as day-to-day. For the Caps, D Ken Klee (separated shoulder) is out, G Rick Tabaracci (broken pinky finger) had a bad reaction to a cortisone shot yesterday and is available only in an emergency. Olie Kolzig will start in goal for the Caps.

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