Capitals are Stanley Cup favorites, but can they get past 2nd Round?
By Andrew Caley
Is this finally the year the Washington Capitals taste some postseason success?
Whether or not it is, doesn’t change the fact the Capitals are having a historic season, which has resulted in them becoming the favorites to hoist the Stanley Cup at season’s end.
The Capitals already have 92 points in just 59 games and are running away with the Presidents’ Trophy, resulting in them becoming the 4/1 favorites to win the Stanley Cup, according to the Westgate LV Superbook, surpassing the Los Angeles Kings (5/1) and the Chicago Blackhawks (6/1) in the process.
However, Washington has had a long history of playoff letdowns.
Dating back to the 2007-08 season, the Capitals have made the playoffs seven times and have never gotten past the second round, getting eliminated each time by a lower seeded team. In three of those occasions they were even put out in the first round.
So Capitals backers must be hoping this regular season success isn’t a mirage like in year’s past and culminates in a Stanley Cup victory.
Check out the complete list of Stanley Cup odds below:
RED WINGS 30/1
BLUE JACKETS 500/1
MAPLE LEAFS 500/1