#1 Winning the Stanley Cup
On June 7, 2018, the Washington Capitals finally won the Stanley Cup. The Caps would go on to dominate in that Finals and Game 5 would result in a 4-3 win that the Caps earned with heart.
Jakub Vrana scored on a breakaway to put the Caps up early in the second period. The Vegas Golden Knights would answer with a goal from Nate Schmidt. Then Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin would connect to give the Caps the lead right back. The Golden Knights scored two straight goals to take the lead entering the third period.
The Caps got two big goals in the third period. First it was Devante Smith-Pelly to tie the game. DSP’s goal was the third straight game he scored and it was highlight reel worthy. Then it was Lars Eller for the win as he banged in a shot from Brett Connolly.
"“It’s just like a dream.”"
Braden Holtby, who made a save for the ages in Game 2, added:
"“Years of heartbreak, years of breaking things down and trying again, breaking things down and trying again. This group never gave up, and we finally did it.”"
Those are our top 10 playoff moments in Caps history. Which one was your favorite besides number one? Which ones did we miss?