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Capitals (Game 2) – Postgame

Three stars from Game 2 between the Pens and Caps:

1. Alex Ovechkin, Capitals: Best. Shot. Ever.

2. Sidney Crosby, Penguins: Best. Player. Alive.

3. Simeon Varlamov, Capitals: He’s been the difference so far.

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Check the Vlog: I’ve filmed a post-game video with my thoughts — hint, they involve a certain goal-slumping Russian center for the Penguins — so please check it out and send me your thoughts.

Author: Rob Rossi

Rob Rossi has covered the Penguins for parts of every season that Sidney Crosby has played in Pittsburgh. So, since 2005. He has led the Trib's NHL coverage since 2007, when he became the primary Penguins beat reporter. He joined the Tribune-Review in November 2002. Rossi, 35, is local chapter president of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association. He also dabbles in radio, as ClearChannel's "Penguins Insider," and TV, as "NHL Insider" for Root Sports Pittsburgh, and as a semi-regular contributor to The Final Word, a Sunday sports show that airs on WPXI. In 2012, Rossi was recognized nationally by Penn State's John Curley Center for Sports Journalism for his coverage of youth sports for a Trib series that investigated concussion protocol. In 2013, he teamed with Carl Prine for an investigative piece about athletes' charities what was honored regionally. A graduate of West Virginia University and Keystone Oaks High School, Rossi was raised in Crafton and Green Tree and currently resides in Brookline. He is currently working on the authorized biography of Evgeni Malkin. Follow him on Twitter: @RobRossi_Trib

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