Your turn: Are you worried about another Capitals playoff collapse?

April 19, 2011|By Matt Vensel

The Capitals hold a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff series against the Rangers, but it is only natural for Washington fans to be nervous after Sunday's Game 3 loss. In their history, the Capitals have been up 2-0 in best-of-seven playoff series five times, but they squandered their should-be-commanding lead all but once.

After the Rangers outplayed the Capitals on Sunday and won on a late goal by Brandon Dubinsky, the Capitals need to reclaim control of the series in Wednesday's Game 4 to ensure that history does not repeat itself. The Capitals are clearly the better team, but that was also the case during some of those past collapses.

You tell me: Are you worried about another Capitals playoff collapse, or is this year's team different?

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