Well, just ask Karl Alzner how his dogs handle them? Better yet, just look at the photographic evidence of their dismay.
After the Washington Capitals lost a 2-1 triple-overtime thriller to the New York Rangers Wednesday, the Caps defenseman returned to his home only to find that his two precious pooches either could not stand the tension of overtime hockey in the playoffs, or they were incredibly upset with Rangers forward Marian Gaborik for scoring the game-winner and needed to take out their frustrations on some bags of trash.
Or maybe it was just the simple fact that their master was at the rink about three hours longer than usual and there was no one there at home to let them out.
Either way, Alzner, who played nearly two game’s worth in one night after logging 38:12 of ice time and blocking three shots, was probably too tired to care anyway.