Capitals fan charged with assault following team's loss to Rangers

Thursday May 14th, 2015

A Washington Capitals fan has been charged with assaulting two people with a golf club in the wake of his team's loss to the New York Rangers Wednesday, the Canadian Press reported.  

Police charged a Barrie, Ont., man with two counts of assault with a weapon, and mischief under $5,000, according to the report.

The suspect, 43, had been drinking, according to his girlfriend, and was a noted Capitals fan, police said. Following Washington's 2–1 overtime loss, the man began to argue with his girlfriend.

He then allegedly struck his girlfriend, after which she fled the premises. The suspect pursued the woman and also allegedly struck a passing motorist who had stopped to help the woman. 

When authorities found the suspect he was wearing a Capitals jersey.

Rangers end Capitals' season with Game 7 OT win, advance to East Final

Washington was playing in its second-consecutive seven-game series. It led the series over the Rangers 3–1, but lost the final three games. 

Washington has now lost five seven-game series when leading 3–1. 

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