Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik will return to the lineup tonight after being injured in Game 4 of Round 1 vs the Flyers. The former Penguin will be appearing in his 110th career playoff game.
— #RockTheRed (@washcaps) April 28, 2016
Winger Conor Sheary who did not practice on Tuesday and Wednesday, is good to go for tonight’s Game 1 vs the Washington Capitals.
Sheary who has emerged into the top line role on Sidney Crosby’s line, had 2 goals, 1 assist in five games vs the Rangers.
Pirates 9 – Rockies 4
Win: Gerrit Cole (2-2)
Loss: J. De La Rosa (1-3)
— The cure of Coors Field. Andrew McCutchen hit 3 home runs and drove in 5 runs, leading the Pirates (12-9) to a 9-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies (9-11).
McCutchen who has been in the midst of a terrible April, homered in his first two at-bats, both solo shots, then delivered a dagger in the sixth inning with a 3-run homer to put the Pirates ahead 7-3.
Penguins vs Capitals
Game 1: Thursday, April 28 (8:00 p.m.)
Game 2: Saturday, April 30 (8:00 p.m.)
Game 3: Monday, May 2 (8:00 p.m.)
Game 4: Wednesday, May 4 (8:00 p.m.)
Game 5: Saturday, May 7 (TBD)
Game 6: Tuesday, May 10 (TBD)
Game 7: Thursday, May 12 (TBD)
Pirates 6 – Rockies 1
Win: Jeff Locke (1-2)
Loss: Chad Bettis (2-1)
Save: A.J. Schugel (1)
— Jeff Locke pitched six shutout innings, striking out 8 and walking 2 in a Pirates (11-9) 6-1 win over the Rockies (9-10).
John Shannon of Sportsnet reports Washington – Pittsburgh is expected to start Thursday night with Game 2 being Saturday night in primetime following the draft lottery.