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Penguins To Face Washington Capitals In Round 2 Of Playoffs

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- The Pittsburgh Penguins now have their Round 2 opponent.

The Washington Capitals advanced to Round 2 of the NHL playoffs with their 6-3 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Columbus on Monday night.

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Left: Sidney Crosby, Right: Alex Ovechkin (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images), Right: Alex Ovechkin (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

This will be the third year in a row that the Penguins face the Capitals in the second round of the playoffs.

In 2016, the Penguins defeated the Capitals 4-2 in the series. Last year, the Pens shut out the Capitals in Game 7.

Tickets for the first two Round 2 home games went on sale Monday morning, although the dates for those two games are not known at this time.

The Round 2 schedule has not yet been released.

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