By now you've read a fair number of essays and tables expounding on the matter of what a team's chances are in winning, losing, or splitting games 1 and 2, especially the importance of Game 2.
OK, fine. So...how have the Caps done in their history of frustration and despair in the playoffs in Games 1 and 2, and how has this translated into series won and lost?
Here is how the Caps break down, by Game 1 and Game 2 results, and the number of series wins and losses in each category...
Win Game 1/Win Game 2: 3 series won/3 series lost
If the Caps win Game 2 tomorrow, you'd like their chances, based on their history. But, should they lose...
No pressure guys, eh?