5 Moments You Should Never Mention to a Washington Capitals Fan

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5 Moments You Should Never Mention to a Washington Capitals Fan
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One of many painful moments for Caps' fans.

The Washington Capitals turn 40 next year.

This coming season will mark their 39th attempt to win a Stanley Cup. Wedged between years one through 39 have been many, many moments involving the team.

Some moments have been truly grand and momentous.

But ask any true Caps' fan and they would admit—begrudgingly—that the bad moments far outweigh the good ones.

The Caps are one of 12 current NHL franchises to have never won the Stanley Cup. At 38 seasons, the Caps have the fifth-longest Stanley Cup drought in the NHL.

What makes the situation more frustrating for Caps' fans is that the team has been to the playoffs 24 times in their 38 years of existence, and yet, they have been to the Stanley Cup Final just one time.

One time!

The sheer number of playoff failures is one thing. More than that, though—it is the way the Caps have lost that has been truly disheartening.

Over the years, the Caps have seemingly invented new ways to lose.

Out of all the sad and heartbreaking moments, it is very hard to pick the five worst.

Nevertheless, here are the five moments you should never mention to a true Caps fan—unless, of course, you like seeing people get rather depressed.

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