It’s been 338 days since the Pittsburgh Penguins bounced the Washington Capitals out of the 2015-16 playoffs. Tonight, it all starts again.
The Capitals could not be more prepared. They concluded the new season with the league’s best record for the second consecutive year. The Caps also led the NHL in wins (55), points (118), and goal differential (+81), winning 10 of their final 12 games. They landed the best player at the trade deadline: Kevin Shattenkirk.
In less than eight hours (or whenever you read this), Washington will face off against the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round, trying to do the unthinkable: win the franchise’s first Stanley Cup.
Won’t you join us?