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Watch the full video with Beninati in the video player above, which will begin momentarily. 

Capitals play-by-play man Joe Beninati, as a part of Capitals Postgame Live after Washington's Game 6 loss to Pittsburgh which ended their 2015-16 season, was emotional and frank in the way he spoke. 

When asked for his opening thoughts, Beninati said the following:

"The wound obviously is very fresh and we've seen this far too often, so pardon me if I sound crushed. I am," he said. "I am crushed because I believed there were a couple of instances in the third period where the Capitals defied death -- they did -- and once you get into overtime, it's anybody's game. It's a roll of the dice but the longer the overtime goes between these teams, especially on a night when you lose Karl Alzner, the longer it goes it favors the team that's faster.

"And the team that was faster from the outset in this game was Pittsburgh. They were taking away the boards magically in the first period. The Capitals couldn't get out of their own zone. It seemed like time after time after time, somebody in black and gold was in their way. 

"But, the way Washington rallied is a sign that this is a different team. Please do not say the word 'collapse' to me. Do not say the word 'choke' to me. This is not one of those. This is a very good Pittsburgh team that's moving on to a conference final.