The game against the Penguins was like a dream come true, but it took all three periods for that to become evident. I was as aggravated as you were when John Erskine was called for delay of game even though the puck rode off the rink on Miro Satan's stick instead of Erskine's. (And I did wonder if Bradley's punching bag imitation would have an adverse effect on the game).
But, in spite of all that, our guys showed a ton of heart (and I'm convinced that OV's rude treatment of Malkin was a big key).
It all just confirms what this teams showed you at the end of last season. NEVER count the Washington Capitals out of a game.