Crosby, Penguins rout Capitals 6-2; Advance to Eastern Conference Finals

 

Pittsburgh wins series, 4-3 Great players elevate their games in big situations and the Penguins got a dominant performance from Sidney Crosby in Game 7 Wednesday night. Crosby had two goals and 1 assist as the Penguins jumped out to a commanding 5-0 lead in the second period and beat the Washington Capitals 6-2 Wednesday night to advance to their second consecutive Eastern Conference Finals In a series that met the billing and lived up to the hype, the Penguins made up for a missed opportunity to close out the Washington Capitals in game 6 and put on a spectacular performance in game 7 while the Capitals put on a lackluster performance.

Series Preview: Penguins in 6

 

Star Power PIT: Evgeni Malkin 112 pts, Sidney Crosby 103 pts, Marc Andre Fleury 35 wins WAS: Alexander Ovechkin 110 pts, Niklas Backstrom 88 pts, D Mike Green 73 pts Advantage ‚Äì Pittsburgh Forwards Pittsburgh: Down the middle, the Penguins are the deepest team in the NHL with Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Jordan Staal. Crosby and Malkin powered the Penguins through the first round combining for 17 points in the series while Jordan Staal has teamed with Matt Cooke and Tyler Kennedy to become the most complete third line in hockey. While Crosby and Malkin are putting up stellar numbers in the playoffs, they are not getting much help from their wingers. Ruslan Fedotenko was the only top 6 forward to score an even strength goal¬†for the¬†Penguins in their¬†first round series against Philadelphia. Chris Kunitz has added a much needed physical presence on Sidney Crosby‚Äôs line but he hasRead More »