Five Reasons Why Pittsburgh Took Control of the Series

Chris MillerCorrespondent IMay 11, 2009

Five Reasons Why Pittsburgh Took Control of the Series

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    WASHINGTON - MAY 09:  Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins is mobbed by his teammates as they all celebrate Malkin's overtime winning goal over the Washington Capitals during Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinal Round of the 2009 Stanley

Reason Five: Rob Scuderi

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    PITTSBURGH - MAY 06:  Defenseman Rob Scuderi #4 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates with the puck against the Washington Capitals during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Mellon Arena on May 6, 2009 in

Reason Four: Pittsburgh Shoots the Puck

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    PITTSBURGH - MAY 06:  Goaltender Simeon Varlamov #40 of the Washington Capitals gets ready to defend against forward Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Reason Three: Physical Play

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    WASHINGTON - MAY 09:  Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals is dropped to the ice by Matt Cooke #24 of the Pittsburgh Penguins during Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 9, 2009 at the Verizon

Reason Two: The Role Players

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Reason One: Pittsburgh Doesn't Lose in Overtime

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    WASHINGTON - MAY 09:  Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins is mobbed by his teammates as they all celebrate Malkin's overtime winning goal over the Washington Capitals during Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinal Round of the 2009 Stanley
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