You just get the feeling watching this series that the Caps are hanging on by a thread. They want to act tough. They want to act strong. They want to act like they think they can win this series, but deep down in places they don’t talk about at parties they know they can’t win. And no moment sums that up better when Zdeno Chara looked them square in the eye and dared them to stand up to him. In that moment we saw everything we needed to see. The Caps had no choice but to back down to the superior team and defending Stanley Cup Champions.