Caps fans, no, you’re not crazy, and, yes, the Capitals are actively trying to kill you.
Via some excruciating stats from the Capitals PR, we now know that over a third of Capitals’ playoff games during the Ovechkin Era have gone to overtime. Yes, 35 of 102 Capitals playoff games since the 2008 playoffs have gone to sudden death (34.3 percent). That’s the highest percentage of overtime games of any franchise in the NHL during that time span.
And the Capitals, as you might have guessed, have a losing record (16-19).