Why do the caps surprise every year in the playoffs.....in a bad way. They are a great team on paper and a great team in the regular season, but come playoff time it all falls apart. Where do Backstrom, Semin, and Knuble go come playoff time.
The biggest question (problem) in my mind has to be the coaching. The team never appears prepared for the playoffs and don't make the in game adjustments as needed. The lightning looked like a team and the Caps looked like a bunch of highly skilled, very talented individuals.
My fear is that once they break the ice and win a cup, they will find their way there all the time.