Monday, May 04, 2009

Caps take a 2-0 series lead!

With back to back one goal victories over the Penguins (3-2 and 4-3), the Capitals have taken a 2 games to 0 lead in their best of seven series. The series shifts to Pittsburgh for games three and four.

Alex Ovechkin broke a 2-2 tie with two goals in the third period to put the Caps ahead 4-2. Great players rise to the occasion and Ovie just took over by scoring his first playoff hat trick. The Penguins fought hard in the end and Sidney Crosby scored with :30 left for his hat trick to make it a one goal game. But the Caps held on for the win 4-3.

Tonight the Caps just hung in there. They were missing a key defenseman (John Erskine out with a sore right leg). They came back from two one-goal deficits before Ovechkin took over. Simeon Varlamov won his fifth straight playoff game in goal. He came up big down the stretch when the Caps needed him to. He finished with 33 saves.

Still a long, long way to go in this series for the Caps but I'm very, very excited for this team right now.

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