The Washington Capitals, who have dominated the Flyers on special teams all series long, had a slow start to Game Four and could never recover. Forced to play most of the night at even strength, the Caps couldn’t generate much offense until the third period. At that point it was too late.
That’s one way to look at tonight’s game. The other? Fanatics, an official partner of the NHL, hexed the Caps.
Here’s what happened.
At 9 PM, Fanatics began sending an email campaign to their Caps opt-ins, celebrating Washington’s first-round series victory. “Caps Sweep! One Step Closer To The Cup” the subject line read. Except the game had not ended and the Caps were losing. “12 to go,” the jinxy headline image read.
— ashley van blargan. (@anvtrademark) April 21, 2016
— Jen Longley (@jlongley) April 21, 2016
— Tina Butera, M.D. (@TinaBMD) April 21, 2016
If Fanatics’ email marketing team is any good, you’ll all get “Oops” emails tomorrow, which gives you a coupon code with more money off.
Anyways, thanks a lot, Fanatics. You lost us the game.
FYI – Using the s word (that rhymes with heap) is strictly prohibited until unsaid thing happens. 🚫
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) April 20, 2016
Thanks to Ashley and the other readers for forwarding us the email.
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