Top 5 best Capitals games of 2023-2024

Time to look back real quick before we look forward
Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals
Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals / Winslow Townson/GettyImages
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If you look at what the Washington Capitals dealt with throughout the 2023-24 season, getting back to the playoffs in the first year of the Spencer Carbery era you can call a massive success. These were the games that helped push the Caps over the edge.

A win in February in Beantown

This was a big 3-0 win for the Capitals behind a 3-0 shutout from Charlie Lindgren. It was a massive dubya in the fact that the Caps went 18-11-4 in that strtch to get their way back into the playoffs.

The Caps would get goals from T.J. Oshie in the second period. Dylan Strome doubled the lead in the third while Alex Ovechkin put it away with an empty net goal. It was just the beginning of Ovechkin's turnaround.

The Caps has a team had a 47.4 percent Corsi For percentage and a 46.2 face off win percentage in that stretch of games in the second half, per hockey reference.

That goal by Ovechkin was in the midst of a eight game stretch where the great eight had eight goals. It began in Dallas then after a tough loss Ovechkin skipped the All Star Break to ride a camel in Dubai. We all know the rest.