Sunday, May 10, 2009

Capitals-Penguins: Game Five

Penguins 4, Capitals 3
Penguins lead best of seven series, three games to two with game six in Pittsburgh Monday night.

Caps had the early 2 games to 0 series lead but the Penguins have won the last three games. Two of which were in overtime.

Now I've personally seen nine Caps playoff overtime games (4 wins and 5 losses). The last three Caps playoff overtimes I've seen in person are as follows:

4/15/03 vs Tampa Bay, game three. Vincent Lecavalier scores a power play goal to give the Lightning a 4-3 win. This was a five on three advantage for Tampa Bay, the first time there was a playoff five on three advantage in 77 years.

4/22/08 vs Philadelphia, game seven. Joffrey Lupul scores a power play goal to win the game 3-2 and series 4 games to 3 for the Flyers.

5/9/09 vs Pittsburgh, game five. Evgeni Malkin scores a power play goal to give the Penguins a 4-3 win.

So the Caps head to game six in Pittsburgh now 1-7 in overtime against the Penguins, 0-8 all time in game five's against Pittsburgh and if the Caps lose Monday they will be 1-7 all time in playoff series against Pittsburgh.

The beat goes on.

My seat was in section 405, Row B for the game but got to the arena early and was in the first row VIP seating for warm ups. One day I will have to purchase a ticket there and experience a game behind the plexiglass. As usual click on the picture for a larger image.

Caps goalie of the future Simeon Varlamov.

Nicklas Backstrom gives the Caps a 2-1 lead!

Bill Guerin with the shot for the Penguins.

Matt Cooke's goal for the Penguins. Just wish I got the puck in the picture.

Alex Ovechkin scores the tying goal. Unfortunately I didn't get Alex in the picture but you can see the puck going past the goalie.

Overtime starts.

Caps David Steckel misses in OT.

After the Penguins win. I was too busy following their power play, hoping the Caps would stop the Penguins and missed the game winning goal.

As you can see, people in attendance threw things on the ice afterwards. It's really sad folks have to resort to this behavior after a great game.

Articles about the game from The Washington Post:

Game Story

A Bitter Night for Youngest Capitals

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