Well it’s been two weeks since the Capitals season ended, and there’s already some talk of players moving on. The loss of two key soldiers in the Capitals’ Russian Army is definite for one, Viktor Kozlov, and a maybe for veteran Sergei Fedorov.
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There are also allegations in the air of steroids being sold to the Caps by a recently busted dealer down in Florida. The one person you might think would be juicing on Washington is big time bruiser Donal Brashear. His unleashing of fury on Blair Betts left him suspended and scratched for the remainder of the playoffs. Here’s what he had to say:
The Caps fell in game 7 last night to the Pittsburgh Penguins and boy did they fall hard. After the first two goals, there was a churning feeling in your stomach that this game wasn’t going to be good for the Caps. They ended their post season last night with a 6-2 loss, their star goalie getting pulled, Ovechkin missing a key breakaway and scoring a meaningless goal, and Sid the Kid shining bright with two goals.
After gaining a 2-0 lead in the series, the Caps dropped two straight at Mellon Arena to even the series at two. They were outplayed and outshot. It didn’t help that rookie goaltender Simeon Varlamov had his first bad game of the playoffs.
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Out of 10 games so far in this year’s playoffs, I will gladly have a goaltender that has one bad game out of 10. That was the case last night as the Pens were shooting from every angle and every opportunity they had. Here’s some quotes from after the game…