That's right, the Caps went and blew it. With the loss last night in regulation, the Caps blew any chance they might have had to tie the NHL record for fewest losses in regulation time in a season...
The record was set by the original Ottawa Senators in 1919-20 (in 24 games), and later tied by the Boston Bruins in 1929-30 (44 games) and the Montreal Canadiens in 1943-44 (50 games).
They still have a shot at doing some damage to the post-expansion record for fewest losses...
Eight, by the 1976-1977 Montreal Canadiens.
We do believe, for the record, that the Caps will have considerable difficulty matching that 60-8-12 record of the Canadiens of that season.
Just thought you'd like to know.