Capitals

Capitals

The 2016-17 season came to an unfortunate, but all too familiar end on Wednesday with the Washington Capitals’ Game 7 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. It is the second year in a row in which the Caps saw their season end at the hands of the Penguins.

This year was supposed to be different. So what happened?

Here are eight reasons why Washington ultimately fell to their rival yet again.