Sports

After latest playoff collapse, Capitals GM McPhee says he 'didn't like the refereeing'

  • Washington Capitals general manager George McPhee talks with reporters at the Kettler Iceplex in Arlington, Va., Wednesday, May 15, 2013. The Capitals were eliminated in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs by the New York Rangers. The Capitals have had six consecutive playoff appearances and have failed to get past the second round. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Washington Capitals general manager George McPhee talks with reporters at the Kettler Iceplex in Arlington, Va., Wednesday, May 15, 2013. The Capitals were eliminated in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs by the New York Rangers. The Capitals have had six consecutive playoff appearances and have failed to get past the second round. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)  (The Associated Press)

  • Washington Capitals' Karl Alzner carries things to his vehicle at the Kettler Iceplex in Arlington, Va., Wednesday, May 15, 2013. The Capitals were eliminated in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs by the New York Rangers. The Capitals have had six consecutive playoff appearances and have failed to get past the second round. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Washington Capitals' Karl Alzner carries things to his vehicle at the Kettler Iceplex in Arlington, Va., Wednesday, May 15, 2013. The Capitals were eliminated in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs by the New York Rangers. The Capitals have had six consecutive playoff appearances and have failed to get past the second round. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)  (The Associated Press)

  • Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby talks with reporters at the Kettler Iceplex in Arlington, Va., Wednesday, May 15, 2013. The Capitals were eliminated in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs by the New York Rangers. The Capitals have had six consecutive playoff appearances and have failed to get past the second round. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby talks with reporters at the Kettler Iceplex in Arlington, Va., Wednesday, May 15, 2013. The Capitals were eliminated in the first round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs by the New York Rangers. The Capitals have had six consecutive playoff appearances and have failed to get past the second round. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)  (The Associated Press)

Washington Capitals general manager George McPhee says he "didn't like the refereeing" in his team's first-round playoff series loss to the New York Rangers.

McPhee said Wednesday the way calls went "sure didn't feel right."

The Rangers — the NHL's least-penalized team during the regular season — got 28 power plays in the series, the Capitals 16.

The Capitals lost Game 7 at home 5-0 on Monday night after leading the series 2-0 and 3-2. It's the sixth consecutive year Washington made the playoffs — and the sixth consecutive time it was eliminated in the first or second round.

McPhee indicated he doesn't expect major changes this offseason, saying: "The team is in real good shape; there's not a lot to do, going forward."