Washington Capitals fans have been through a lot over the years.

It’s one thing for a team to just be irrelevant for a significant amount of time, like the Leafs or Oilers. But to be perennial Cup contenders (If not favourites) and never making it past the second round with the greatest goal scorer of a generation on your team is another level of pain. A lot of people will tell you sports fandom will get better, but that’s not always the case.

In fact, we’re going to give you the opposite. Here are 6 reasons that he Capitals second-round loss to the Penguins was even more devastating than you thought.


They outshot the Penguins in every single game


Record-setting dominance from the Pens


Comparison to other teams with great records


Justin Williams’ Game 7 stats are ruined

"Mr. Game 7" Justin Williams has lost a Game 7 for the first time in his career, ending his 7-0 streak from hockey


The team’s about to change for the worse


Ridiculous goalie stats


Know that however bad you're feeling, the team feels worse

Better luck next year Capitals fans!