Thursday was another day of mourning for DC sports fans after the Washington Capitals lost Game Seven to the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-0. It was the ninth time out of ten tries that the Caps have lost a playoff series to the Pens in the playoffs. Since entering the league in 2005, Alex Ovechkin has never advanced past the second round of the playoffs.
To celebrate that fact, Pittsburgh sandwich chain Primanti Bros created a special video tribute for The Great Eight. I’m pretty sure you guys are going to hate it.
— Primanti Bros (@primantibros) May 11, 2017
Yup. They visualized the Ovechkin no cup joke.
Since publishing at 8 AM, the video has gotten over 3,000 retweets and 3,500 likes.
The replies were also 🔥🔥🔥
@primantibros Nah not for me I don't want to choke!
— Kimerbly (@Sabres_Frog) May 11, 2017
— Jesica (@jp5380) May 11, 2017
The social media taunt just adds more fuel to the fire between the two fanbases.
Last night, Penguins fans celebrated once again on the steps of National Portrait Gallery and chanted to Caps fans going home, “You can’t beat us.”
— NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) May 11, 2017
A fight broke out at the bottom of the steps.
Ugly scene outside Verizon pic.twitter.com/ji6t2TmfyC
— Barno (@DCBarno) May 11, 2017
Later, a drunk Caps fan decked a female Penguins fan on the sidewalk. This is reprehensible.
I long for the day when logo redesigns and clever GIFs were the worst the rivalry got.
— Heidi W (@mellamoheidi) April 30, 2017
Conor Sheary Hipcheck — Shooting Stars Edition😄😂 pic.twitter.com/KicQBcDCBl
— Benstonium (@Benstonium) May 9, 2017
It's official… the Capitals have just won hockey! pic.twitter.com/L8722chRqH
— Benstonium (@Benstonium) February 28, 2017
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