I must admit, I had a hard time seeing this one coming Monday night. Sure, we’ve all become much too aware of how the Caps have failed to finish-off playoff series in both the distant and the not-so-distant past.
Braden Holtby boasted some of the best stats of any playoff goalie entering a pivotal Game 7, then the Rangers poured 5 on him.
The Capitals had a difficult time explaining how a series that was so tight through six games was decided by a Game 7 so lopsided.
Patrice Bergeron tied it with 51 seconds left in regulation then scored the game-winner 6:05 into overtime on Monday night to give Boston a 5-4 victory.