Washington Capitals has dropped DC’s Game Six to the Florida Panthers. Overtime losses meant their season was over. The first fate that we all have become so accustomed to since the wonderful, wonderful summer of 2018.

Yesterday morning numbers will be posted until October. Y’all rock.

  • This first bullet is used to say thank you for reading these after every game. I’m sure not everyone agrees with every word I say about the team, but you’re still reading and thankful. Thanks to Ian and Peter for giving me the opportunity to make these posts each season. Thanks to KP for providing a cool headline image. This will resume in October. I don’t know how “many” here, but let’s move on to the actual game.
  • Caps should have won five games in this series. So this series is the most frustrating for me with a post-cup win. They looked like a real good team and did it without the guy who did the best analytically throughout the season. Just an insane regret. This wasn’t just another exclusion game collapse that they looked ignorant, they really made an effort that should be enough to win it. Panthers 8 to 5 to 5 with 14 high risk chances.
  • Ilya Samsonov His efforts in this series are really worth the nod. Giroud’s goal was certainly hard to see, but he was absolutely an elite in every game he played. Both current Caps goaltenders are restricted free agents, so we don’t know what the off-season will be. Can the organization ignore the months of play before Samsonov joined the series? I have no idea.
  • I think people can go overboard Jon Carlson Sometimes he objectively thinks of it as a “good to great” defense. His guff was only the most expensive at the absolute worst of history, as evidenced by the multiple opportunities in this series. When he is bad, he is very bad. I don’t think he’s going anywhere, so at least in my opinion, Phu Thinh and Horrelin about him will probably stay there.
  • Connor McMichael I played a total of 3:19 ice time in the game. I know some people don’t even like talking about him right now. Was he different? no. Do you hope he will play a much bigger role next season? yes.
  • Here’s a list of the last people you might have seen in the Capitals Sweater, an unlimited free agent this summer. Markus Johansson, John Larsson, Justin Schultz, Michal Kempney, Matt Irwin, Phoenix Copley, Shane Gersick, Brian Pino. I think you should only contact Larson in that group and take it home. I really loved that 4th line with him.

Thanks to Hockey-reference.com and NaturalStatTrick.com.

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