On Monday, the Capitals will play Game Six of their Eastern Conference Final matchup against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Capital One Arena.
According to Elias Sports Bureau and via NHL Network’s Jamie Hersch, the Capitals will be setting a new NHL record when they hit the ice. For the 12th consecutive time, the Capitals will be playing in a six game, or more, series.
The Capitals will now play a 6+ game series for the 12th consecutive time, which is a new NHL record, per @EliasSports 😬😱
— Jamie Hersch (@JamieHersch) May 18, 2018
In the 2017-18 postseason, the Capitals’ series against both the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Pittsburgh Penguins each went to six games. Of the remaining series, dating back to the 2011-12 season, three of them went to six games, and six to seven games.
No wonder we’re such a mentally-broken fan base.
It will remain to be seen whether the Capitals will force a Game Seven in their latest series. Should they manage to win the Eastern Conference Final, and move on to face the Vegas Golden Knights for the Stanley Cup, it will be the first time since 2007 where both teams will be playing for their first Championship.
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