In a formality of a #rego-season finale, the Washington Capitals lost to the Florida Panthers.
The Caps surrendered a shorthanded goal to Derek MacKenzie in the second period. In the third, Denis Malgin made it 2-0 with a point-blank powerplay goal.
Panthers beat Caps. The regular season is over. The dance begins.
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) April 9, 2017
Joe B suit of the night
The Caps will play the Maple Leafs in the first round. Toronto is the heart of hockey, and the Leafs are an exciting, young, and dynamic team. We’re looking down the barrel at four to seven games that will be hyped to hell and fun to watch.
This is the matchup I wanted most. Not because it’s the most easy (it’s not), but because it’ll be the most fun. When we get to the bottom of it, we do this hockey thing because it’s a freaking blast. This series will be a freaking blast.
Any talk of Sisyphus and rolling rocks and the meaninglessness of existence is going on pause for now. This is the good stuff coming up next. Hold on to your spoons.
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