Washington Capitals: Top 3 worst moments of 2021 season

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Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

The Washington Captials had another season of failure in 2021 as the team couldn’t get past the second round. There was plenty of lowlights along the way along with plenty of highlights. If you want the happier stuff you can read the best moments here.

Read on for the worst moments of the season, times when the Caps had a lead but simply blew it. Or just simply suffered another first round flame out. The Caps simply couldn’t get the job done in these moments and they were exposed badly by the Boston Bruins and others from the Pittsburgh Penguins to even the Buffalo Sabres.

Vitek Vanecek, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

#3 An overtime loss to the Penguins

In a night when the screaming eagle reverse retro jersey made it’s debut, the Penguins spoiled the night with a 3-2 overtime win. On the power play in the first period the Penguins took the lead at 6:41 with a goal in front of the net by Evgeni Malkin.

In the second the Caps answered with two goals. At 4:38, Richard Panik glided to the net to tie the game. At 13:19 a snipe from Conor Sheary gave the Caps the lead.

Jake Guentzel would tie the game 22 seconds later and Kasperi Kapanen would win the game in overtime.

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