As the lights dimmed before overtime in Game One of first-round playoff series between the Washington Capitals and Columbus Blue Jackets, a message flashed on the Capital One Arena screen: the Metro was closing at 11:30. The fans still in attendance let out a collective groan. It displayed everything that is wrong with the Capitals and Washington, DC. Three hundred sixty-two seconds into the 20 minute overtime period, Artemi Panarin fired a shot off the crossbar behind Washington netminder Philipp Grubuauer. “It sucks,” said Grubauer, who started in place of a benched Braden Holtby, statically one of the best postseason goalies in NHL history. “It’s a tough one to swallow.” The Capitals blew the lead the twice in the third period of Thursday’s contest despite holding the lead heading into the period. Over the last seven 24 minutes, the Jackets outscored Washington 3-1.