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In the end, Crosby stands alone

Updated: May 14, 2009, 3:13 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

WASHINGTON -- When it really mattered, when it came time to make a statement about greatness and winning and leadership, this one turned out to be a colossal mismatch.

In a stunning departure from the back-and-forth, intensely close nature of the first six games of this Eastern Conference semifinals series, the Pittsburgh Penguins took the Washington Capitals to the woodshed in their own building Wednesday night in a 6-2 win.

It was a powerful lesson handed down by the ...

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