It’s that familiar time of year. That time of year when the Washington Capitals exit in the second round and we can all start rooting for the Giant Meteor or begin pretending that we’ve never heard of the sport of hockey. Wednesday night, after so much buildup, the Caps were shutout 2-0 by the Pittsburgh Penguins, thus bowing out of the playoffs. There are no highlights to give.
At times during this series, the Caps did some good things. At other times, they did not. As you well know by now, they outshot the Pens by a wide margin throughout all seven games, but “almost” was still a thing, as the Caps failed to bury their chances and struggled to make a dent on the scoreboard.