Semyon Varlamov meets challenge

Updated: January 2, 2011, 3:27 AM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

PITTSBURGH -- Varly was victorious. Talk about a storyline the Washington Capitals hope to repeat come springtime.

If the Capitals hope to bank on any carryover from Saturday night's 3-1 Winter Classic victory over the rival Pittsburgh Penguins, you better bet it's that the Russian kid in net, Semyon Varlamov, feeds off his impressive big-stage performance.

"It shows that he can play in pressure situations," Caps head coach Bruce Boudreau said after the hugely hyped-up ...

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