It was easier since it was over so early... I kinda wanted to leave early, but I'm glad I stayed, the crowd impressed me big time at the end there. The game sucked, but the season didn't, and I'm glad people were able to keep that in perspective somewhat and send them off.
That was definitely something refreshing to see. After watching the Habs fans practically rip their team to shreds and Canucks fans throwing garbage on the ice, it was nice too see fans stay and support the team to the bitter end.
As a fan who was there, and stood and cheered for the final two minutes. I was impressed by my fellow caps fans. It was a good way to send off a team that worked hard all season long and brought us tons of entertainment.
I was very proud to be a Caps fan last night. I'm glad that most are able to look past another playoff loss to Pittsburgh and realize what a great season it was.
And as for the Pens, the slate was wiped clean before the series IMO. We're in the Ovechkin era, and whatever happened before doesn't matter. When we meet them again we WILL win. Maybe that's why I'm so strangely at peace today.
Losing that way made it much easier to deal with than, say, Crosby scoring on a PP in overtime. That would have been devastating.
Watching on TV and hearing the crowd late into the 3rd when it was over an hour or 2 before was great. Thanks fellow caps fans. I was worried before this game that if we lost to the Pens again that we'd go right back to the late 90s again in terms of fan support, confidence and respect. This is undoubtedly not the case. This is a new caps team and we've only scratched the surface.
I have to admit that I did leave when it was 5-0, but I had a seven year old who had fallen asleep in the first period and had school today. Otherwise I would have stayed to the end. My wife was afraid it would get ugly at the end. I'm glad it was a positive ending.
Penguins fans are still trolling me on Facebook, IM and a few other boards I post at. More proof of why I can't stand about 80% of their fanbase.
I wouldn't have trolled you so much after the game if you hadn't sent me pictures of Penguins golf balls, golf clubs and the like AND if you hadn't trolled me so hard after the Game 6 loss.
That said, congratulations on a great season, Caps. You played hard this series and it's a shame it couldn't have lasted longer. We'll definitely be seeing each other next year, and hopefully the games won't disappoint. They certainly haven't this year!