WASHINGTON — History isn't on the Washington Capitals' side now that they've blown another series lead in the playoffs.
The Capitals were up 2-0 on the New York Rangers. Now the series is tied at two games apiece headed into Friday's Game 5.
New York Rangers right wing Ryane Clowe (29) celebrates a goal scored by left wing Carl Hagelin in the second period of Game 4 of their first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series against the Washington Capitals in New York, Wednesday, May 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Washington has lost an incredible eight series after holding a two-game lead. The team has won only four of nine series after leading 2-0.
Fortunately for the Capitals, the current roster is oblivious to much of that history.
Said defenseman Karl Alzner: "The fans like to panic a little bit sometimes, but we're not panicking."
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