penguins overcome slow start to put away capitals in game 2

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with just over 14 minutes left in game 2, the pittsburgh penguins calmly congregated at their bench while just about everyone else in the building stewed. the referees were reviewing an evgeni malkin goal that was initially waved off for goaltender’s interference. the verizon center crowd awaited the upcoming decision, which would determine whether the capitals would have a fighting chance or slump into another three-goal hole. soon the latter was confirmed and the arena was filled with half-hearted boos. the penguins lightly celebrated the fifth goal of a 6-2 win that delivered a 2-0 lead in this second-round stanley cup playoff series ahead of monday’s game 3 in pittsburgh. their tempered reaction was a microcosm of a performance that was imperfect but produced a perfect result. “i mean, in the playoffs it’s not always going to be perfect,” said penguins captain sidney crosby, who finished with two assists after scoring twice in game 1. “i think when you look at our starts it’s an area we need to get better in. i think it’s pretty clear, it’s obvious, especially after tonight. but other than that i think we’ve done some good things.”[for the capitals, it’s......

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