Capitals Lead Series 1-0

7:00PM/ET – Verizon Center
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The Penguins power play went 0-for-5 in game one.
That, along with Simeon Varlamov's save on Sidney Crosby, was all people have been talking about since Saturday.
If the Penguins hope to succeed in the remainder of the playoffs, they will need to start scoring with the man advantage.
We've heard it time and time again.

The Pens played a pretty good game on Saturday.
If game one was any indication, this will be a long series filled with good hockey.

So far, it's living up to the hype it's received.


Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau was singing a familiar song after game one:

"I just don't think we got the calls. A minute before Erskine's call, they tripped Bradley in the corner. I don't know if it was because it was Malkin or what. A few minutes before that [Ovechkin] got interfered with behind the net by Letang."

"I thought they definitely got the benefit of the calls."

Hey Bruce, the Philadelphia Flyers called from the golf course, they want their argument back.


Ben noticed that the Capitals Red Rockers can be booked for personal appearances.
So he tried to book them:

Saturday's game on NBC got a 40% higher rating than a comparable game last year.
For those who want the ratings to plummet back down to unimaginable depths, you can watch the games on the giant, NBC-hating screen for the rest of the series.

Capitals defenseman John Erskine is questionable for tonight's game.  Karl Alzner and Tyler Sloan and have been recalled from the AHL.

It looks like Miroslav Satan and Eric Godard will remain scratched.  No line-up changes have been announced for the Penguins.

The postseason took another odd turn when the fire alarm at the Verizon Center went off during Pittsburgh’s morning skate today.

A kind woman’s voice alerted the masses to “exit the building calmly” and to “avoid the elevators.” Of course, everyone ignored the warnings and went about their business. The abundant media packed into the tiny visiting locker room, making it difficult to maneuver around. To which defenseman Hal Gill jokingly shouted, “Everyone there’s a fire! Let’s all gather in this small room!”

Faceoff-Factor has crowned the Greatest Pittsburgh Penguin in History (Other than Mario Lemieux.)

Puck Huffers has posted more Blingee art than many thought was humanly possible.






Carolina, Anaheim and Chicago all won game two and tied up their respective series.

The Penguins outshot the Capitals on Sunday.
The Penguins won the majority of faceoffs on Sunday.
However, the Penguins didn't score the most goals.

Some extra firepower is needed.