In the latest "biggest game" of the season, the Washington Capitals lost to the Buffalo Sabres on by a score of 5-1 in front of a booing Verizon Center that was filled with Buffalo fans. What started as a game 7 atmosphere quickly disappeared after each Sabres goal and by the end of the game fans were actually booing.
Are you serious? I understand that DC sports franchises have been disappointing. I've booed the Wizards, Redskins, and Nationals in my day. However none of those three teams was a playoff team. They were jokes of franchises. The Capitals are fighting for a playoff spot. Do people in the area not see how awesome this is? Do fans really think they deserve wins every night as fans?
The Verizon Center has been dead quiet for the past month or more. The fans have gotten really loud, but only when the Caps are winning by multiple goals, or during the final few minutes of the game. Verizon may have been a playoff atmosphere in regular season's past, but this is DC. If you don't win, we sell our tickets to the opposition, fans boo, and fans stop caring.
All I know is that I'm enjoying each game. I'm a freaking Wizards fan. You guys don't know how good you have it!
Oh and in the game? The Caps were flat, the Sabres played good hockey. Ryan Miller dominated (44 saves) and the Caps goalies choked (5 GA).
The season is FAR from over, but also close to being over. 5 games left. Back 2 points. Defending champs in their house next game on Thursday. Panthers & Rangers both left on the schedule. Good Luck.