10 Best Games in Washington Capitals History

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#6: Capitals beat up Flyers on scoreboard and on ice in 5-1 win

The Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers have had an impressive rivalry for many years. The rivalry reached one of its boiling points on April 7th, 1984 when the Capitals and Flyers faced each other in the first round of the 1984 Stanley Cup playoffs. The Caps and Flyers had a penalty filled series and it was capped off by a game three performance that saw the Caps bully the Flyers both on the scoreboard and on the ice.

The young skilled Caps with a bit of edge to their game were too hot for the Flyers to handle. 24 year old forward Mike Gartner was a monster against the Flyers. He scored a goal in the deciding game three and for good measure, beat the snot out of one of the hated Suter brothers. Rod Langway and Scott Stevens were a real life version of the Bash Brothers, hitting and dominating every orange jersey in their way.

This was one of the hugest victories in Washington Capitals history because this was their first ever series win. It also paved the way for countless blood-filled battles between the Flyers and Washington Capitals. There have been countless memories in Capitals vs. Flyers games, but none of them top what transpired on April 7th, 1984.

Next: Number Five: Druce puts the Caps in the Eastern Conference Finals