Capitals say mental pressure might be to blame for another second round loss
The Washington Capitals have not advanced past the second round of the playoffs since 1998. That year, Oates, Juneau, Bondra, Kolzig, and company defeated the Ottawa Senators in the second round and made it all the way to the Stanley Cup Final.
The paradox is that the Capitals have had far more talented teams in the Alex Ovechkin era than the fourth seed that got swept in the Final by the Red Wings nine years ago. Since 2010, the Caps have won the Presidents’ Trophy three times, running away with it the last two seasons.
By Chris Gordon 6 years ago