Complete Guide to the Washington Capitals’ 2015 Offseason

May 14th, 2015 by Tom Urtz Jr. Leave a reply »
Van Halen's "Eruption" is an instrumental song that had a studio run time of one minute and 42 seconds. The track features the finger picking styling of axe man Eddie Van Halen, and the song goes up and down all in a matter of 101 seconds if you discount the brief second of dead air. 

Alex Ovechkin is the axe man for the Washington Capitals. In Game 5, his band of brothers came within 101 seconds of advancing to the Eastern Conference Final, and all it took was one second before the New York Rangers came alive. 

The Rangers were down and out trailing 3-1 in the series, but Chris Kreider channeled his inner Shawn Michaels and sprung up the ice to deliver a meaningful blow that turned the tide of the series. Game 6 followed a similar script, and the final blow came in the form of Sweet Chin Music off the stick of the Rangers' Derek Stepan in Game 7 at Madison Square Garden. 

This season marks the umpteenth time that Ovechkin has come short of making it to the Eastern Conference Final, but there is a different feeling this time around. Despite the fact that the Capitals took a different route to a familiar end outcome, there is a reas ...

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