Last May . . .
This has been a calamitous week for Washington, D.C. sports fans. On Wednesday May 13, 2015, the New York Rangers eliminated the Washington Capitals in the Eastern Conference Semifinals with a 2-1 overtime win in Game 7. The win capped a comeback from a 3-1 Capitals series lead. It is the fifth time the Caps have blown a 3-1 lead and second time against the Rangers. Continued
This May . . .
AFTER WINNING . . .
- THEIR 6TH DIVISION TITLE since 2008, the most of any NHL team during this period; and
- THEIR 2ND PRESIDENT’S TROPHY for Best Record (only Vancouver has won two during this period);
AND AFTER RALLYING from a 3-0 deficit to force overtime and potentially a Game 7 at home, the season came to an abrupt end for the Capitals once again.
Their 8 Playoff Appearances
in 9 Years Includes . . .
3 First Round Playoff Defeats
An 11-20 Second Round
(0-5 Series Record)
In addition to loses to Pittsburgh this year and the New York Rangers in 2015 . . .
|Conf Finals Record||—||3-2||2-1|
|Stanley Cup Record||—||3-0||2-0|
Year by Year 2008-2016
|2015-16||Washington Capitals*||82||56||18||120||1st||Lost NHL Second Round|
|2014-15||Washington Capitals*||82||45||26||101||2nd||Lost NHL Second Round|
|2012-13||Washington Capitals*||48||27||18||57||1st||Lost NHL Conference Quarter-Finals|
|2011-12||Washington Capitals*||82||42||32||92||2nd||Lost NHL Conference Semi-Finals|
|2010-11||Washington Capitals*||82||48||23||107||1st||Lost NHL Conference Semi-Finals|
|2009-10||Washington Capitals*||82||54||15||121||1st||Lost NHL Conference Quarter-Finals|
|2008-09||Washington Capitals*||82||50||24||108||1st||Lost NHL Conference Semi-Finals|
|2007-08||Washington Capitals*||82||43||31||94||1st||Lost NHL Conference Quarter-Finals|