The Washington Capitals left for the bubble in Toronto, leaving their families behind at home. If all goes well for the team, the players will be separated from their families for five weeks until the Conference Finals start in Edmonton in September. Then, the players and families can be reunited together in their hotel rooms in Edmonton.
Over the last few days, Capitals players had their final dinners and said their last goodbyes before departing.
The following are the cute but gut-wrenching social media posts.