The Washington Capitals once again are coming up short in the Stanley Cup playoffs. And once again, they’re hearing about it.
The Pittsburgh Penguins handed the Capitals an embarrassing 6-2 loss on home ice Saturday night to take a 2-0 lead in the teams’ second-round series. The large contingent of Penguins fans who made the trip to Verizon Center celebrated the victory on the steps of Washington’s National Portrait Gallery, and they also used the opportunity to brutally troll their Metropolitan Division rivals via a clever banner.
Did you catch that?
That’s quite the achievement, Washington.
Of course, this series is far from over, but the Capitals looked completely overmatched in Game 2. If they can’t turn things around, they’ll earn the dubious distinction of back-to-back second-round playoff exits despite earning the Presidents’ Cup for the Eastern Conference’s best regular-season record in each of the last two seasons.
The Caps never have won the Stanley Cup and have reached the Final just once since their founding in 1974.
On the bright side, we’d imagine the Indianapolis Colts would approve of Washington’s latest banner addition.
H/t to For the Win
Thumbnail photo via Geoff Burke/USA TODAY Sports Images
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