Washington Capitals: Top 10 most iconic moments in team history

John Carlson, Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
John Carlson, Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)
Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images) /

#4 Game 7 win in Tampa

In a conference final battle between two Eastern Conference heavyweights, the Washington Capitals and Tampa Bay Lightning had a highly anticipated Game 7. However it would be the Caps that would steal the show and they would take complete control of the game right from the opening face off.

Just 62 seconds into the game an Alex Ovechkin blast would set the tone and the Caps would never look back. Back in Chinatown the Caps held a watch party for fans at Capital One Arena and that early strike made everyone believe the night would be special.

Then Tom Wilson absolutely annihilated Braydon Coburn in a fight that the two planned when they were eyeing each other in the penalty box. As soon as their time in the sin bin was up they were ready to go at it and boy did they do just that.

Washington Capitals (Photo by Armando Gallardo/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Washington Capitals (Photo by Armando Gallardo/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) /

In the second period Andre Burakovsky scored twice. He was a healthy scratch just two games prior so this was a big night for him. His second goal was a breakaway beauty and at that point fans were just counting down the minutes. Nicklas Backstrom put it away with an empty netter in the third.

Washington Capitals (Photo by Armando Gallardo/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Washington Capitals (Photo by Armando Gallardo/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) /

Once the horn sounded fans took to the steps of the National Portrait Gallery and it would be the scene in the weeks to come as we all know what would happen next.