Going down 3-0 in a playoff series is virtually the same thing as elimination. It’s incredibly unlikely that a team in the Washington Capitals’ situation would win four games in a row. And given how badly the Caps are playing, the most likely outcome right now is a 4-0 sweep.
But that description– losing four straight games to an inferior team led by your team’s former coach — still dramatically undersells the scale and the humiliation of this defeat.
The Washington Capitals of the 2020 postseason are a catastrophe.