Oh my God, they made it. The Washington Capitals are in the playoffs.
Gator and I were extremely underdressed last night by wearing our 74 and 19 shirts in a swanky bar, but we still cheered and screamed. You can’t take us anywhere.
Just when you want to be relieved for a minute, there’s still a chance the Caps could be #1 in the Southeast and #3 in the East. Each team has one more game (Caps/Rangers, Panthers/Hurricanes) on Saturday and a win for DC plus a loss for Florida means they’d switch seeds. The rest of the seeds are locked, including Penguins/Flyers in the first round.
The Western Conference teams have also been locked, but not the seeds. San Jose could pull ahead of LA, or Phoenix would bump them both.
So, who’s your team and who do you want to play in the first round? I can’t even think about the Caps – the Devils are hot right now, the Rangers’ sparkly goal-tending makes me nervous. I will need an aspirin regimen for the Penguins/Flyers series, to fend off a heart attack. If the Blackhawks play the Sharks I will be so pissed that I just moved away from the Bay Area. Tomorrow afternoon cannot come soon enough!