The Washington Capitals were eliminated by the Florida Panthers on Friday night. The Caps gave up two leads only to come back and tie both times. But eventually they lost by way of newly minted Caps-killer Carter Verhaeghe. It was a gut punch.
Postgame, fans assessed blame on social media. John Carlson and Martin Fehervary were on the ice for all four Panthers’ goals. Alex Ovechkin had only one goal in the series. The Capitals’ goaltending in Game Six was certainly not as SAMsational as it could have been. And what about Peter Laviolette’s matchups?
But this year, it’s on us. We did the wave, and the Hockey Gods punished us.