The Washington Capitals finished the 2020-21 season at second place in the East Division with a record of 36-15-5.
The Capitals advanced to the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but fell short of reaching the Finals after being eliminated by the Boston Bruins in the First Round.
Despite a season left with many questions unanswered, the Capitals managed to give fans a good season and provided highlights along the way.
With that said, here are the three best highlights from the Capitals this past season.
Craig Anderson steps in for an injured Vitek Vanecek
In Game 1 in the First Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Capitals goaltender Vitek Vanecek went down with an injury during the first period against the Boston Bruins.
Veteran goaltender Craig Anderson was thrusted onto the ice and did not disappoint.
The Bruins with a 1-0 lead before Anderson entered would only find the net once more this game.
Anderson saved 21 of 22 shots taken and the Capitals would win 3-2 in overtime.
While the veteran is not the long term answer, Anderson can provide a spark for the team when needed.