Well Washington Capitals fans, it finally happened. Your team has advanced beyond Round 2, beating the Pittsburgh Penguins no less, and will get set to face a tough Tampa Bay Lightning club in Round 3. There are a good few storylines to go around, but since it’s only Game 1, we’ll stick with just a couple to start.
For the Capitals, this will be their first trip to the Eastern Conference Final in the Alex Ovechkin era. That’s a good 12 to 13 years of futility while having the greatest goal scorer in a generation. But no more can be heaped onto their shoulders about never having made it this far.