#10 Jakub Vrana Game 5 goal vs. Penguins
Caps vs. Pittsburgh Penguins games always went bad for the red, white, and blue. This was a pivotal Game 5 at Capital One Arena on Cinco De Mayo 2018. The Caps faced adversity with a Tom Wilson suspension even though the hit was legal.
After dropping Game 4 whoever was going to win that night’s game was more than likely going to close out the series in Game 6 in Pittsburgh. After a lackluster second period the Caps flipped the playoff script for perhaps the first time ever.
After Evgeny Kuznetsov got the rally started to tie the game, Jakub Vrana brought the house down thanks to a team first pass by Alex Ovechkin. The Caps never looked back as Oshie slammed it with two empty net goals.
The best part of Ovechkin’s pass is that everyone including the goalie thought the great eight would shoot as he went toward the net. Instead he went past the net and passed the puck backwards to Vrana.
Vrana is one of those guys who should’ve been with the Caps longer and his time didn’t have to end the way it did. But nobody will take this moment away from him or us.