10 Best Games in Washington Capitals History

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Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

#3: Caps beat Penguins after historic snowstorm

On February 8th, 2010, the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins faced each other in a game that will never be forgotten by anyone who witnessed it. It happened immediately after a snow storm that saw a record amount of snow fall on the Delmarva and DC regions. It came a day after one of the most epic snowball fights in the history of DC (this writer proudly participated in it). I remember going to the game with my college roommate because we knew we could get cheap tickets (who wants to go out in a snow storm?) and we stayed at my friend’s house. It was a game that I’ll never forget.

The Verizon Center crowd quickly got quiet after two early first period goals by Sidney Crosby. His second goal of the evening tied him with Ovechkin temporarily with 39 goals. Ovechkin ensured that didn’t last long. His 40th goal of the season cut the Penguins deficit in half.

The Penguins answered with two unanswered goals by Jordan Staal to get a 4-1 lead. That’s when the magic started. The Washington Capitals cut their deficit in half with a second period goal by Eric Fehr. After that, Ovechkin took over with two goals to tie the game at four to send the game to overtime.

In overtime, the Washington Capitals would win it after a beautiful goal from Mike Knuble. The Penguins and Capitals rivalry was renewed and fans witnessed a truly unforgettable game. It might not be as “meaningful” as the other wins, but I’ve never witnessed a more exciting hockey game. I likely never will.

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