So, the Pittsburgh Penguins didn’t have the best regular season in 2015-16. They got off to a bad start, and had to make a coaching change in December, replacing Mike Johnston with Mike Sullivan.
It worked: the Pens rose up through their struggles, to make the playoffs and finish... second in the Metropolitan Division.
Not that that’s bad, but anywhere you can win, you want to, you know? And the Washington Capitals had a really good regular season, claiming the President’s Trophy with 120 points, 16 ahead of the Penguins. That’s an accomplishment.
Then, the two met in the playoffs.
And... we all know how that turned out.
But both teams accomplished great things last season! So they both got banners to celebrate.
New banners this year for the Penguins and Capitals. pic.twitter.com/wf4juD9Hga— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) November 16, 2016
It’s just, you know, one looks a lot nicer than the other.