Washington Capitals hockey is just around the corner! September is here and later this month the Caps will take the ice to officially begin training camp. At the tail end of September, the Caps will play their first preseason game. Next month it all counts.
Before we turn the page and look at the 2021-22 season extensively, let’s take a trip down memory lane and look at the most iconic moments in Caps history. These moments helped put the Caps on the map and made them the talk of the hockey world. We looked at regular season games and playoff moments over the years.
#10 Winter Classic win in Pittsburgh
The Capitals are undefeated in outdoor games but this marked the first time they took their rivalry with the Pittsburgh Penguins outdoors. The Penguins had the home ice advantage as the game was played in Heinz Field but that didn’t stop over 30,000 Caps fans from making the trip.
After Evgeni Malkin gave the Penguins a 1-0 lead, the Caps answered with three unanswered goals. First it was a power play strike from Mike Knuble then Eric Fehr added two goals to seal Washington’s 3-1 win. Up until that point, Pittsburgh dominated the rivalry but this time things were different.