Everyone thought the Washington Capitals would struggle to compete in their division this season. They knocked off their arch nemeses Monday night and advanced the furthest into the playoffs than they've been since about 1998.
That's never gonna get old. Especially the radio call.
I was shocked to see Pierre McGuire interviewing Caps players on our local NBC Sports Washington channel after they cut away to the other game very quickly once this one ended. I figured he and the other NBC guys would be too distraught to continue since their favorite team lost.
The players say they're only halfway to the real prize, but this is better than the Redskins beating Dallas to go to the Super Bowl.
I usually say "Watch for lightning!" when something happens like this that's so against the status quo, but in this case, it's literally true. But the confidence of the Capitals will be so much higher after this series, that Tampa better strap in tight.
I just hope they don't end up facing Vegas in the Final. That would be a shame to have to spoil those guys' run.