He would bear the scars from rooting for a franchise that has lost eight - yes, eight - playoff series when holding a two-game lead. Nobody collapses in the postseason quite like the Capitals. 1985. 1987. 1992. 1995. 1996. 2003. 2009. 2010. All series that Washington led either 2-0 or 3-1 - and went on to lose. All were seven-game series, except for a five-gamer in '85.
Even more startling, the Capitals historically are more likely to lose than win a series after taking a 2-0 lead. They've won four, lost five.
They are trending that way again. They were up 2-0 on the New York Rangers. Now it's 2-2 headed into Friday's Game 5 in Washington.