“You Deserve A Longer Run and Parties in the Streets…Again”: Capitals Thank Fans After Season-Ending Loss to Panthers

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The Washington Capitals’ 4-3 overtime loss to the Florida Panthers in Game 6 of their first round playoff series on Friday night ended the team’s season earlier than hoped, despite a heroic comeback effort by TJ Oshie late in regulation. While the bitter disappointment is still fresh, members of the team took to social media to extend their appreciation for the fan base.

Just hours after scoring a game-tying goal with 1:01 left in regulation to force overtime, right wing TJ Oshie took to Twitter to thank the Caps’ fan base for their support during the season, referencing the team’s memorable Stanley Cup victory celebrations in 2018 saying, “You deserve a longer run and parties in the streets…again”, adding the hashtags “Best Fans”, and “AllLove”.

Oshie’s fellow right wing Tom Wilson also shared his appreciation for the fans’ support throughout an at times, up and down 2021-22 season. Wilson missed the duration of the series with a day-to-day injury sustained in Game 1 of the series.

The Capitals shared a tweet following the heart-wrenching loss to their official social media accounts, saying, “We love you, #ALLCAPS fans. Thanks for being with us every step of the way this season…”.


Vitek Vanecek also thanked the fans for the support and expressing his dismay that the team could not advance.

Connor McMichael, who played his first season in the NHL, thanked the fans for their support in his inaugural campaign:

The Caps will hold their exit media interviews tomorrow at MedStars Capitals Iceplex before the offseason.

By Michael Fleetwood

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. Michael joined the NoVa Caps team in 2015, and is most proud of the growth of the NoVa Caps community in that time. An avid photographer, Michael resides in VA.
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2 Responses to “You Deserve A Longer Run and Parties in the Streets…Again”: Capitals Thank Fans After Season-Ending Loss to Panthers

  1. Anonymous says:

    Osh gave his all, that much I do know.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Caps leaders sending out kudos after quick first round exit. Sadly this has become the norm once again.

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