By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — For the fifth time in Penguins franchise history, the team has opened its season having won its first five home games.

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The win came Sunday afternoon at PPG Paints Arena in a 6-3 win over division rival Washington Capitals.

The four other instances of starting a season with at least five wins at home took place during the following seasons:

  • 2013-14 season (5 wins)
  • 1994-95 season (7 wins)
  • 1988-89 season (6 wins)
  • 1986-87 season (6 wins)

If the Penguins win tomorrow night’s game against the Capitals, it will be only the fourth instance of starting a season with 6 straight home wins.

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Puck drop is set for 7:00 p.m. at PPG Paints Arena.