Kovacevic: On Capitals’ paranoia, Pirates’ start, a racist fan


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The Capitals' Philipp Grubauer makes a save through a Jake Guentzel screen Sunday night. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

What if the Capitals have finally found their Pittsburgh antidote?

Meaning, you know, a goaltender who stops pucks when the games count?

With 6:31 remaining in the third period of the Penguins' 3-1 loss in these teams' latest blood-boiler Sunday night, Philipp Grubauer flung himself across his crease to somehow get a glove on this Sidney Crosby one-timer from zero distance:

Sorry, but that's just gorgeous.

And you know what had to be even prettier from the Washington perspective?

Dude had no idea who he was stopping:

"I didn't even know it was him, honestly," the man explained. "If you would ask me anything about the game, I'd have no clue. It's just a mindset of keeping the puck out."

Imagine that. Didn't care who he was facing or where he was playing.

You thinking what I'm thinking?

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