Wow. Tampa Bay clinched. Washington just isn’t very good at the playoffs, are they? This series was the fourth time they’ve blown a two-game lead since 1992.
It couldn’t help that the Caps were using Jaromir Jagr’s line to shut-down Tampa’s Vincent Lecavalier-Martin St. Louis- Vaclav Prospal line (otherwise known as Tampa’s only line). That’s not really what they’re paying Jagr the big bucks for. No wonder he never really got hot during the series.
The Caps aren’t a bad team. They need someone who can play with Jagr, though. He’s just not as effective as he could be. Failing that, maybe they should look into a time machine or some sort of cloning machine. Then they can steal some hair from Mario Lemieux and clone him.