This round, Caps can't escape mistakes
WASHINGTON -- The playoffs ended the way they started for the Washington Capitals -- with a goalie change.
But know this, the goaltending was not the overriding reason for a crushing end to a disappointing playoffs for the Caps, a 6-2 Game 7 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. No, the blame is shared collectively. By the time rookie goalie Simeon Varlamov was pulled early in the second period Wednesday night after giving up his fourth goal, the shots were 18-5 Penguins.
THE SHOWDOWN: CAPITALS VS. PENGUINS
The series featuring the NHL's biggest stars in Crosby, Malkin and Ovechkin didn't let fans down. We recap the Pens' 4-3 series win over the Caps: