The last thing the Washington Capitals need right now is some bad juju. They are just one game away from winning their first Stanley Cup in franchise history, all they have to do is hold down a 3-1 series lead over the Vegas Golden Knights.
Easier said than done, however. Caps fans know the deal: they’ve been subjected to the most blown 3-1 leads in all of professional sports, choking in 1987, 1992, 1995, 2010, and 2015. This victory is far from guaranteed with the series moving back to Vegas, but that didn’t stop Modell’s and Dick’s Sporting Goods around DC from testing the hockey gods with these overconfident flyers:
The Modell’s location is so certain the series is in the bag they are anticipating a conclusion Thursday:
Hopefully the Caps don’t make it three choke jobs in this decade. Otherwise that championship merch is headed to some impoverished country.