It was one of the most heralded games of the 2009 NHL playoffs: Game 7 of the Washington Capitals vs. the Pittsburgh Penguins, featuring the battle of the superstars, Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby. It's an endurance game and the best team wins.
Game 7 was full of drama: Gonchar played, Varlamov got benched, both superstars scored goals. But in the end, it wasn't even close. Pittsburgh put the smackdown on the resurgent Capitals, winning by a decisive 6-2.
The Captials will be full of recriminations, explanations, self-searching. Lots of words will get said, but in the end there's only one word for it: choke.
Don't worry guys, I'll be back next year with jersey on.