#1 Winning the Stanley Cup
June 7, 2018 is a day that will forever be remembered by Washington Capitals fans. For it was the day Alex Ovechkin and the Caps finally won the Stanley Cup. The Caps dropped the first game but went on to win the next three to take a 3-1 series lead heading into Game 5 in Las Vegas.
The Vegas Golden Knights were a Cinderella story in themselves too. An expansion team in the Finals their first year is unheard of in any sport. But the Caps made sure to break the glass slipper.
Jakub Vrana put the Caps up early in the second with a breakaway goal. The Golden Knights would tie it on a goal from Nate Schmidt. The Caps would later go on the power play and Nicklas Backstrom and Ovechkin would connect right from the Ovi office to give the Caps the lead right back.
The Golden Knights answered with two goals to go in front heading into the third period but the Caps were ready to take over the final 20 minutes. They tied it with an iconic goal from Devante Smith-Pelly. Brooks Orpik kept the puck in play and shot it towards the net. DSP was there for the rebound and put it in as he fell down.
Finally there was Lars Eller, putting in the puck after it was sitting behind Marc-Andre Fleury on a shot from Brett Connolly. It was that goal that would lead to the ultimate prize.
Those are our top 10 most iconic moments in Caps history. Which moment was your favorite? What did we miss?