Varlamov Was Perfect. Almost.

The last two times the Tampa Bay Lightning visited the Verizon Center in Washington, DC, the Washington Capitals scored 12 total goals, half of them coming from Alexander Semin.  Last night, the 18 skaters for the Capitals combined for…none. Fortunately, goaltender Semyon Varlamov was perfect for 60 minutes in regulation and 2:54 into overtime before the first big mistake of the night was made and then a small St. Louis sized bolt of Lightning struck leaving the Capitals with just one point on the night.  It was a tough loss coming on the heels of the Capitals’ Winter Classic win in Pittsburgh a few days ago.

To read more about it, visit places like Japer’s Rink, Ed Frankovic’s WSNT blog, On Frozen Blog, or Russian Machine Never Breaks.  Look at some photos here or on flickr…your choice.

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