Ted Leonsis posted some initial thoughts Tuesday on the Caps’ “painful” 5-0 Game 7 defeat to the Rangers, congratulating New York and commiserating with devastated fans.
Here’s an excerpt:
We exit Round 1 in seven games, after having a 2-0 series lead. The loss is quite painful to everyone associated with our franchise. I personally feel like I have let the community down with this Game 7 loss .
I also feel terrible in how we let down our great fan base, and I am very appreciative of all of your support, even when we were down 5-0. Thank you so much; you really are the best fans in the NHL.
The Caps owner also said that because “emotions are raw and the thinking isn’t that clear,” he won’t comment more on the series until some time passes.