The Washington Capitals’ loss to the New York Islanders Sunday afternoon, just 15 seconds into overtime of game three, was excruciating. One group of fans happened to capture their agony on video, and have shared their priceless results with the world.
Brett, Sean, and John had nearly destroyed their Fairfax, Va., basement celebrating Nicklas Backstrom‘s game-tying goal in the third period. During intermission they set up a webcam in the hopes of capturing an even more crazed reaction if the Caps could pull out an overtime win. Instead, they watched John Tavares chip a loose puck past Braden Holtby to give the Islanders a 2-1 series lead.
In the video below, you’ll see a broad range of reactions that perfectly encapsulate what it’s like to watch your favorite team lose an important playoff game.
— P- arty like it’s 1998 (@SeanCaps8) April 19, 2015
From left to right:
Brett just can’t handle it. He storms out of the basement to find something more fun to do, like chores or homework. Ugh.
Sean is dumbstruck. He can’t believe what he’s just seen, and can barely even bring himself to change the channel and end the sadness.
John is so overcome with despair that he loses all control of his bodily functions, including the ability to sit on a couch or clutch his security blanket snugly enough to contain his emotions. Fortunately, the camera is positioned so we can’t see him paralyzed on the floor, cold and alone with nothing but his own pain to keep him warm.
As Sean told RMNB, “The low moments like these are a part of being a fan, and make the good moments that much more worthwhile.”
So, how did you react to Sunday’s loss? More importantly, how are you moving past it?
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