Geez, that was a bit of a let down. After a fantastically competitive six game series, the Capitals laid a big fat egg in Game 7 and the Penguins are moving on.
At least we have two more chances to get some kind of thrilling finish to round two. Not that two goals in eight seconds wasn't exciting. Or watching Pittsburgh take batting practice on Simeon Varlamov. And one of the big stars in this marquee matchup did come through—an assist and two goals for Sidney Crosby, including a nail in the coffin breakaway. But it's safe to say that fans were hoping for a little more from this showdown and it didn't quite deliver. Maybe they'll get it from the Red Wings and Ducks? This is why you should always have a backup plan. Or two.
Fleury's theft on Ovechkin sparks Penguins [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
Sidney Crosby steals spotlight in Game 7 showdown [Sporting News]
Washington Capitals Crushed; D.C. Waits On Its Sports World To Change [State Sports]