The Noon Number

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13 - Number of times in franchise history that the Capitals have lost a playoff series to a lower-seeded team in 22 trips to the post-season. Of the remaining nine series, the Caps had two-game leads in three of them and one-game leads in another two. A breakdown of those 22 season-ending series:


Season Round Opponent Home Ice Biggest Caps Lead in Games Final Result
2010-11 Second Tampa Bay WSH Never led 0-4
2009-10 First Montreal WSH 3-1 3-4
2008-09 Second Pittsburgh WSH 2-0 3-4
2007-08 First Philadelphia WSH 1-0 3-4
2002-03 First Tampa Bay TBL 2-0 2-4
2000-01 First Pittsburgh WSH 1-0 2-4
1999-00 First Pittsburgh WSH Never led 1-4
1997-98 Fourth Detroit DET Never led 0-4
1995-96 First Pittsburgh PIT 2-0 2-4
1994-95 First Pittsburgh PIT 3-1 3-4
1993-94 Second NY Rangers NYR Never led 1-4
1992-93 First NY Islanders WSH 1-0 2-4
1991-92 First Pittsburgh WSH 2-0, 3-1 3-4
1990-91 Second Pittsburgh PIT 1-0 1-4
1989-90 Third Boston BOS Never led 0-4
1988-89 First Philadelphia WSH 1-0, 2-1 2-4
1987-88 Second New Jersey WSH 1-0 3-4
1986-87 First NY Islanders WSH 3-1 3-4
1985-86 Second NY Rangers WSH 2-1 2-4
1984-85 First NY Islanders WSH 2-0 2-3
1983-84 Second NY Islanders NYI 1-0 1-4
1982-83 First NY Islanders NYI Never led 1-3

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