Data: vs. Pittsburgh Penguins, tonight at Capital Centre, 7:35 p.m.; Wednesday at Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, 7:35 p.m.
TV: Home Team Sports, tonight only.
Records: Capitals 9-6-3, second in Patrick Division. Penguins 5-9-3, tied for fifth in Patrick Division.
Injuries: Capitals missing defenseman Scott Stevens, bruised right knee. Penguins missing goaltender Gilles Meloche, broken finger; defenseman Ville Siren, broken ankle, and left wing Jim McGeough, sprained knee.
Goalies: Capitals will use Pete Peeters (12-2-1 in career against Pittsburgh) tonight and Al Jensen (8-1-1) Wednesday. Penguins are expected to alternate Roberto Romano (0-4-0 in career against Washington) and Denis Herron (8-14-7).
Capitals are unbeaten in last 14 meetings with Penguins, including 4-1 victory in Pittsburgh two weeks ago. Penguins last won here Oct. 14, 1983; last triumph at home came Oct. 27, 1982. Capitals' power play and penalty killing are both ranked third in NHL at 27.6 percent and 85.2, respectively.
Penguins' Mario Lemieux is tied for second in non-Gretzky scoring race with 29 points, one behind Philadelphia's Brian Propp. Tonight's game concludes three-game trip for Penguins, who won in Vancouver, 6-3, before dropping 4-3 overtime decision in Los Angeles.