When the Washington Capitals had their backs against the wall in Game 5 Saturday night, they responded with a convincing 3-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Will they have a similar answer for the Pens as the series shifts back to Pittsburgh for Game 6 tonight?
The answer lies in continuing to neutralize Pittsburgh's stars in Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, who have been relative no-shows on the offensive side of the ice this series. While putting up consecutive assists in Games 4 and 5, Crosby has yet to score in the series. Malkin owns just three points in the series and last found the back of the net in Game 1.
Crosby has made up for his offensive woes with a considerable defensive showing, however, and the Penguins have relied on secondary scoring in their three series wins. They'll hope to rally around a hometown crowd tonight as they look to put the final nail in the Capitals, and for fans who are still searching for last-minute Penguins tickets against the Capitals, the cheapest are listed from $176 each on the secondary market.
Should the series extend to a Game 7 back at Verizon Center on Thursday, Washington Capitals Game 7 tickets are averaging a healthy $373.89. However, the get-in price is nearly identical to Game 6 at $172.