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Carolina Hurricanes roasted the Capitals by using Washington’s ‘Game of Thrones’ meme

The Stanley Cup playoffs have lived up to their billing.

The first round was completed on Wednesday night, and all four division winners have already been eliminated. Ditto for last year’s four conference finalists.

On Wednesday, the Carolina Hurricanes beat the defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals in double overtime. It was a big upset considering Washington had won the Metropolitan Division and Carolina finished fourth.

After taking a 2-0 series lead on the Hurricanes, the Capitals made a “Game of Thrones” meme featuring Tom Wilson, who is, ah, not exactly the most popular player in the NHL.

Here is what the Capitals shared on Twitter on April 14:

The tweet didn’t age well.

After being vanquished by the Hurricanes, the Capitals found that tweet being used against them in “Game of Thrones” fashion by Carolina. It was savagely funny:

The Capitals thought Carolina’s tweet was beneath them:

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From covering the World Series to the World Cup, Pete has done a little bit of everything since joining The Star in 1997. He writes about baseball and has a quirky blog that augments The Star’s coverage of area teams.