How can a game with Crosby, Malkin, Ovechkin, and Semin have no storyline whatsoever?
Easy. Those four players were trying way too hard to make highlight reel plays. Everybody else, from both teams, was playing a don't-let-the-other-team's-superstars-beat-us defensive game.
In the second, Ronald Petrovicky won a contested puck on the right wing boards, gained the blue line, and left Olaf Kolzig wondering why he doesn't just stay in D.C. when the Caps play the Pens.
Again, the third was the Marc-Andre Fleury show. Jordan Staal adds the empty netter.
Final Score: Penguins 2, Capitals 0, Darmok's new nickname for Ovechkin: Overchicken. I am not making this up.
- Marc-Andre Fleury (30-save shutout)
- Ronald Petrovicky (1G)
- Ryan Malone (a monster on the penalty kill today)