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NHL Betting: Washington Continues Hunter Era in Pittsburgh

Tomas Vokoun of the Washington Capitals (Flickr Creative Commons)

The Washington Capitals will play their second game under new head coach Dale Hunter on Thursday night when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins on the NHL betting board.
 
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In Hunter's debut behind the bench on Tuesday night the Capitals were edged 2-1 at home by the St. Louis Blues, with Nicklas Backstrom scoring the team's lone goal in the defeat. Washington goalie Tomas Vokoun stopped 28 of 30 St. Louis shots in that contest.
 
The Penguins were also in action on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden, where they gave up four second-period goals in a 4-3 road defeat to the New York Rangers. James Neal, Evgeni Malkin, and Pascal Dupuis had the markers for Pittsburgh that night, and Sidney Crosby picked up two assists.
 
The Capitals and Penguins met in Pittsburgh on October 13, with Dennis Wideman scoring in overtime to give Washington a 3-2 victory in that contest. Alex Ovechkin and Mike Knuble also scored for the Caps in that win, while Neal had both Penguins goals.
 
Vokoun made 39 saves that night for Washington, with Penguins backup netminder Brent Johnson stopping just 16 of 19 shots between the pipes in a losing cause.
 
Overall Washington is a dominant 8-2 in its past 10 games against Pittsburgh, with the OVER/UNDER split at 5-5 in those 10 contests.
 
On the Stanley Cup futures board at the Bodog Sportsbook the Penguins are still the 6/1 favorites to win the championship in the spring, while the Capitals are at 10/1 on that list.
 
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