Crushing Loss Won't Crush Capitals

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I know. Defeat snatched from the jaws of victory — or something like that.

Painful? You lose a lead with less than seven seconds left in a seminal game of the Stanley Cup playoffs and it’s pretty much over, right?

For the doomsayers who act as if their relatively nascent NHL franchise founded in 1974 actually went title-less between 1908 and now, like the Cubs — or experienced misery from 1940 to 1994, like the Rangers — that’s an easy one.

But for the recent chroniclers of everything Capville? Predictable.

Look, I don’t want to go all John Belushi after the most crushing, absolutely devastating loss of the Washington Capitals’ season Monday night. But people: it’s not over.

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