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Capitals-Penguins Game Seven Review: Washington Hits the Wall, Loses 6-2

Published by on May 14, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

CAPS' ROOKIE GOALIE VARLAMOV ALLOWS FOUR GOALS ON 14 SHOTS When it came down to it, the Washington Capitals just didn't have it in them.

The Pittsburgh Penguins scored early, often, and resoundingly, defeating the Caps 6-2 before yet another sold-out, red-clad crowd at Verizon Center.

Washington came out pretty quickly in Game Seven, and actually—albeit briefly—had a lead in shots on goal at 5-4. But after Marc-Andre Fleury gloved Alex Ovechkin's breakaway shot, both teams—and everyone in the arena—could feel a momentum shift.

Ovechkin was circumspect after the game, "First 10 minutes were pretty good, getting pucks in deep. I didn't score on the breakaway, so if I score fir...

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