The Stanley Can: The Washington Capitals and the Worst Season Ever

The Stanley Can: The Washington Capitals and the Worst Seaso...

Can't Win 4 Losing

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The Washington Capitals were the worst team in NHL history in their inaugural year. By late March they'd played 37 road games without earning so much as a point, and they'd lost 17 straight overall. Then they got a win. "The reaction was totally frickin' crazy," says goalie Ron Low, who with teammates Ron Lalonde and Jack Lynch helps tell the story of the Stanley Can Caps. Plus: Steve Paulo's No Whine Timeline lets you know when it's OK to complain about your lousy team. Originally published Sept. 30, 2017.
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The Washington Capitals were the worst team in NHL history in their inaugural year. By late March they'd played 37 road games without earning so much as a point, and they'd lost 17 straight overall. Then they got a win. "The reaction was totally frickin' crazy," says goalie Ron Low, who with teammates Ron Lalonde and Jack Lynch helps tell the story of the Stanley Can Caps. Plus: Steve Paulo's No Whine Timeline lets you know when it's OK to complain about your lousy team. Originally published Sept. 30, 2017.
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