#5 Joel Ward’s heroics in Boston
In an intense first round battle between the Washington Capitals and Boston Bruins it would be a series that would stretch seven games. It would also be the fourth game that series that would be decided in overtime and every game was decided by one goal. It was one of those classic first round matchups that would be talked about for years to come.
The Bruins would tie the game on a goal from Tyler Sequin in the second period. Nobody scored in the third and the game would require overtime.
In the overtime, the Caps took advantage of a Bruins turnover and took the puck down the ice. Mike Knuble backhanded the puck in but he missed but Joel Ward was there to rebound it in.
In a #7 vs. #2 matchup with the two seed defending Stanley Cup champions, it would be the seventh seeded Capitals who would prevail and pull off the rare upset. Although Washington didn’t win the Cup that year, that game was talked about all summer long.