Top 3 most important games of the 2024-25 Capitals schedule

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#2 Dec. 31 vs. Bruins

By the time New Years rolls around the Caps will have endured a rough stretch in November. By then we could know what this Caps team is and what direction they could be going in. Plus you always want to end topsy turvy years with fireworks and there will be plenty on the ice even though the game is at 3 p.m.

It was last season against the Bruins that the Caps would win two out of three games and both wins just being complete shutouts. One of those happened on a Saturday afternoon in Boston. That game saw T.J. Oshie score on the power play in the second then Dylan Strome and Alex Ovechkin added goals with Ovi's being an empty netter. Charlie Lindgren earned the shutout stopping 18 shots.

The rematch on March 30 at Capital One Arena had all the makings of a good game. The Caps would fall short in the shootout but get the point to keep their playoff hopes alive. Then two weeks later was a rematch in the same barn with the playoffs on the line and we all know what happeend from there.

The Caps would win 2-0 with Lindgren getting another shutout as the Caps defense and Lindgren held the Bruins to just 16 shots on the night. The Caps would get a goal from John Carlson while Nic Dowd sealed it with an empty netter.