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Still ahead in series, have Penguins lost psychological edge?

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Evgeni Malkin

WASHINGTON -- The Penguins have enjoyed a psychological edge on the Washington Capitals for, oh, about 26 years.

They'll have to rely on some of their championship swagger and historical dominance over the next 48 hours. It's a series now.

After their stunning third period, the Capitals suddenly have the momentum after a 4-2 victory in Game 5 of the second-round matchup at Verizon Center on Saturday.

What happened? And how will the defending champions respond?