#2 Dale Hunter’s heroics
The Caps have struggled in the playoffs ever since the 1980s but this was a rare time where the team would ultimately prevail. Back at the old Capital Centre this game would go down as a classic. The date was April 16, 1988 and the Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers were in the middle of a first round series that would go to a Game 7.
The Flyers would jump out to an early 3-0 lead. They got a power play goal in the first period from Tim Kerr. In the second they added two more goals from Brian Propp and Mark Howe. The Caps would come all the way back.
They got on the board with a goal from Garry Galley. Kelly Miller would pull them to within one. Kevin Hatcher would tie it late in the second period.
Dale Hunter would give the Caps the lead with a power play goal before the Flyers tied it on a goal from Bard Marsh. Hunter would then come through in overtime to give the Caps the win.
It was a breakaway and it was a beauty and it would live on in Caps lore as one of the best playoff goals of all time.