Why Playing On The Road In The 2011 Winter Classic Bodes Well For The Capitals...Sort Of

You know, other than the obvious reason that it's gonna be AWESOME to beat the living daylight out of the Penguins to commence the New Year. Via ESPN.com:

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Will the latest Classic give us any insight to next season's Cup run? Well, Capitals fans may be interested to know this: The road teams from the past three Winter Classics (Pens, Wings, Flyers) have reached the Stanley Cup finals, all in losing efforts.

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Is a Stanley Cup Finals loss next year considered a success for the Capitals. Let me be clear: absolutely, positively, 100% not. But maybe with a blessing from the Hockey Gods, the team can continue the trend of Winter Classic road teams up until the finals begin, and then write their own chapter in history.

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