It goes without saying that it's not over until it's over, but it is especially true when it comes to hockey. Seconds matter, and it has been proven many times.
But to waste an entire period, and let a 3-0 lead go down the drain is just downright painful to watch. I kid you not, things were feeling pretty good watching the Pens and the Craps last night. The first two periods they did fantastic, and the power play actually looked a little more aggressive.
Even the one goal that Washington did manage to get in before the end of the second, making it 3-1 wasn't so bad.
It's the 3rd period where it just seems the Pens got too relaxed and then let the Caps take over. And that they did, and by time it was 3-4 there was no playing catch up.
Ovechkin played like a man possessed, seemingly making Malkin his target of choice. Say all you want about the much over hyped Crosby, Ovechkin rivalry, but it looks more like he has Geno in his sights. Though at the end of the game, Sid and Alex exchanged words and had to be held apart. Go figure.
Can Washington be the new Philadelphia? The one to surprise everyone this year. Time will tell. Hey, it's only the second week of the season remember? Let's not forget about the element of time either as I've already mentioned... it can change everything... and faster than you want it to.
Let's chalk this loss up to experience and move on, it's too early in the season to be nay saying this or that (except that power play ffs). But come May, we'll want this game back, and wished the sands of the digital hourglass had not run out before the Pens got a chance to even the score.