Game 7 is a go: Caps beat Penguins 5-4 in OT

May 11, 2009 | Nestor Aparicio

The Washington Capitals season will march on after a 5-4 overtime win in Pittsburgh that was one of the more exciting events of the year. David Steckel’s tip-in off a shot from Brooks Laich went past Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury at 6:22 of overtime and the Caps have forged a Game 7 on Wednesday at Verizon Center.

We watched the action at Silver Spring Mining Company with another packed house of Rock The Red nuts. It’s as much fun as I’ve had in years, especially sharing hockey with a community of like-minded fans. It’s like a little mini-Ravens fan celebration.

The game was sensational throughout with the Caps holding leads throughout the third period only to allow the Penguins to force overtime on a goal from Sidney Crosby with 4:14 remaining in regulation. It could’ve been devastating and the Caps even put the Penguins on a power play on a slashing call on Brooks Laich with 2:02 remaining in the third period.

The Caps tightened up. They got the game into overtime and found a way to win. Even Alexander Semin came back to life tonight, scoring a goal in the second period.

I’ve said it many, many time. Game Seven of the Stanley Cup playoffs is the best, most-consistently excited sporting event there is in the world.

We’ll be at the Coors Light King of Baltimore Sportstalk semifinals during the game on Wednesday night with the 13 contestants and some local celebrities at Donna’s Tavern in Dundalk. A great time is guaranteed on Wednesday.

Game 7 — there’s nothing like it!

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