10 Best Games in Washington Capitals History

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Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

#4: Capitals beat Blackhawks in 2015 Winter Classic

Washington Capitals fans proved to the entire world that DC is a fantastic hockey city on January 1st, 2015. That’s when the Capitals got their long overdue home Winter Classic. There were so many memorable moments in that game.

Eric Fehr got the scoring started by getting on a breakaway and cunningly swerving to the right side of the ice (which was being drowned in sunlight) to put one past Corey Crawford. Alex Ovechkin would rise to the occasion as so many expected he would with a goal of his own to put the Caps up 2-0. Chicago, being the eternally worthy adversary that they are, scored the next two goals to tie the game at two.

The Washington Capitals refused to lose in arguably the biggest game of their respective lives. The Capitals fought through the third period and got a late power play opportunity. With just under 20 seconds left, the Washington Capitals carried the puck into the offensive zone. Ovechkin got the puck but had his stick slashed and broken by Brandon Saad. The puck came straight to forward Troy Brouwer. Brouwer missed quite a few shots for the Caps, but he sure didn’t miss in that game.

Brouwer’s goal with just 13 seconds left in the game caused complete pandemonium across Nationals Park and across the Washington Capitals fan base. It means a lot to the Capitals even now. That day, the Capitals proved to themselves and to their fans that they aren’t the “same old Caps”.

Next: #3: Snowvechkin