Jakub Vrana has a message for Washington Capitals fans who left Sunday’s game early after the Sharks scored an empty-net goal and jumped up to a 4-2 lead. Of course, as you know, the Capitals scored twice in the last minute to tie and later won the game in overtime, accomplishing a franchise first in the process.
According to Vrana, you’re (well, I hate to break it to you) not a real fan.
True fans never leaves the arena until is really over .. https://t.co/V1JvxaLwaW
— Jakub Vrana (@VranaJakub) January 5, 2020
This Jake Take is scorching 🔥
The Athletic’s Tarik El-Bashir told TJ Oshie after the game that fans streamed to the exits after Logan Couture’s empty-net goal.
“Just a lot of resolve. …We just kept working.” — T.J. Oshie on the #Caps’ comeback vs. SJS. Told fans began leaving after the ENG, Oshie responded: “Too bad for them. Pretty fun show there at the end.” pic.twitter.com/FE9RhTaWiI
— Tarik El-Bashir (@Tarik_ElBashir) January 5, 2020
“Did they? I didn’t know,” Oshie, who scored the game-tying goal with 14 seconds left in regulation, said. “That’s too bad. That’s too bad for them. Pretty fun show at the end there.”
Meanwhile, Capitals majority owner Ted Leonsis criticized “some media” who were “fast to hit send with that trigger finger” about the Capitals losing.
Some media pull a “Dewey Defeats Truman” Tweet fest – Don’t be so fast to hit send with that trigger finger is my advice.
— Ted Leonsis (@TedLeonsis) January 6, 2020
Here’s a tweet from the Capitals after Couture scored his empty-net goal.
Couture seals it for San Jose with a minute left
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) January 5, 2020
The Caps’ comeback win was enthralling and ridiculous. No doubt, it was one of the most fun games to watch all year. But I think the Caps should be wary of tsk-tsk’ing their dedicated and loving fan base.
The Caps struggled against one of the Western Conference’s worst teams today. The Sharks were playing in the back end of back-to-back games this weekend. I think fans had every right to jump ship early if they thought the game was over so they could take advantage of what was left of their Sunday. If the Caps played up to their ability, would a comeback of that magnitude (which they’ve never accomplished in team history before today) be necessary?
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