Yes, you read that correctly.
The Washington Capitals have beaten the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2.
With a trip to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since the 1998-99 season on the line, Washington made sure they did not blow this opportunity to close out the two time defending Stanley Cup Champions Pittsburgh Penguins.
The entire game was tightly contested, resulting in a 1-1 tie at the end of regulation.
Capitals fans must have been terrified going to overtime; the amount of overtime heart breaks in Washington’s history is sad.
However, in overtime, the great goal scorer Alex Ovechkin made a tremendous feed to Evgeny Kuznetsov to set up the series winning breakaway goal.
Ovechkin’s reaction to the goal speaks for itself on how important beating Pittsburgh was to this Capitals team.
The Capitals will now take on the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference Finals for a chance to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals.
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