Penguins chances for 3-peat come to an end

On Monday, May 7th, the Pittsburg Penguins lost for the fourth time to the Washington Capitals. It was a well fought game with each team only scoring one point each in regulation. Then, in overtime, the Caps made a rush up the Pens zone and scored to secure their spot in round three, as well as knock the Penguins form their chances at a 3-peat.

The Penguins came out swinging in round one winning the series in game six and knocking out the Philadelphia Flyers. All the games played where high scoring games, and nearly every game was won by five points. This exciting series gave players and fans hope for the upcoming series against Washington.

The first game was taken by the Penguins at Washington 3-2. The fact that the Pens had won while playing as the away team, was a huge confidence boost for everyone. The second game was less savory for Pens fans, as Pittsburgh lost the game 4-1. Two days later the Pens lost again to the Caps, 4-3. The Penguins had been winning the game only to let Washington come back in the third period. Then in game four the Pittsburgh did prevail with a final score of  3-1. Right after this the Capitols came right back in game five to win 6-3. Finally in game six the Washington Capitols beat the Penguins 2-1. The game was fast paced and exciting to watch. There were no goals in the first period, which only increased the intensity.  The game kept up the intensity once both teams scored, pulling them into overtime. Only a few minutes into overtime the Capitols had a breakaway up the center of the ice where they scored and stopped the hopes of a three peat for Pittsburg.

Looking forward on the playoffs, the Capitols will move on to play Tampa Bay Lighting. On the other side of the country Winnipeg Jets play the newly formed Las Vegas Knights. The winners of both series will move on to play in the Stanley Cup final.