There are likely to be some major consequences from the Capitals playoff performance against the Lightning. I'm not sure who the management will assign blame to, but somebody's role in the organization will surely change after this performance. ESPN's Matthew Barnaby went on a little bit of a rant after the game, and he thinks that Bruce Boudreau will get the lion's share of the blame, and that he could potentially be fired as a result.
"Nicklas Backstrom, who's on a 10-year deal at roughly six million dollars per year. It looked like he was in Sweeden, because he sure didn't show up for this series. They were beat by the Donnie Moores, the Bergenheims, the Downies. That's not acceptable if I'm management or if I'm ownership. the guy who is going to pay the price for this is going to be Bruce Boudreau the coach. look, when your stars don't come out to play, someone has to pay the price. that will be Bruce Boudreau I believe. they have to do something. You have to get these guys going. enough failures. they have to move on and do something"
I think Bruce Boudreau did a pretty good job with the Capitals during the regular season. But he wasn't the coach of this team for the regular season. We'll have to see if the team's postseason failures will cost him his job.