Washington Capitals v. Pittsburgh Penguins: What’s This, Battle Of The Defenses?

February 5th, 2011 by Alan Zlotorzynski Leave a reply »
The Washington Capitals, fresh off beating the Southeast division leading Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 on Friday night, return home to play the Pittsburgh Penguins tomorrow.

This is the second straight "Super Sunday" showdown between the Pens and Caps and without two key players, last year’s game will be hard to top. Sidney Crosby, out with a concussion and Evgeni Makin, out for the year with a knee injury.

On February 7th last year, the Caps and Pens was the appetizer to the Saints and Colts for hockey and football fans alike. The Capitals were riding a 13-game winning streak and dominating opponents in the process headed into the Super Bowl Sunday showdown.

The Penguins came into Washington hell bent on stopping the winning streak cold and it looked as though they would do just that. Sidney Crosby scored two first period goals just three minutes apart to give the Pens the early 2-0 lead.

Alex Ovechkin would cut the lead to 2-1, but Pittsburgh scored the next two goals and the streak looked dead. Eric Fehr scored just before the second intermission to cut the lead in half, but the Penguins were nearly unbeatable with a two ...

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