Wendy's Frozen Moments: The Capitals 2016-17 season in pictures
Wendy's Frozen Moments: The Capitals 2016-17 season in pictures
Every season has its moments. Check out the best moment from each game of the Capitals 2016-17 season with Wendy's Frozen Moments.
Second round, Game 7: Another disappointing end
Second round, Game 6: Caps dominate Penguins to force Game 7
FINAL: Capitals 5, Penguins 2
The Caps allowed only three shots in the first period in what was a completely dominant blowout over the Penguins. Washington had the crowd headed for the exits as they took a 5-0 lead in the third period. Pittsburgh would add two late consolation goals, but it was too little, too late.
Second round, Game 5: Caps stay alive with third period scoring explosion
FINAL: Capitals 4, Penguins 2
Marc-Andre Fleury didn't know what hit him. Pittsburgh led 2-1 heading into the third period, but Washington scored three goals in the final frame, including a goal from Alex Ovechkin just 27 seconds after Evgeny Kuznetsov gave the Caps the lead.
Second round, Game 4: Penguins sock Caps with third loss in four games
Second round, Game 3: Caps finally earn first win of the series
FINAL: Capitals 3, Penguins 2 (OT)
Sidney Crosby left early in the first period and the Caps gave up a 2-0 lead in late in the third, but Washington still earned the overtime win thanks to an overtime winner from Kevin Shattenkirk. It wasn't easy, but the Caps are finally on the board.
Second round, Game 2: Penguins hand Caps blowout loss at home
First Round, Game 5: Alex Ovechkin throws his weight around in Game 5 win
Game 5 was a very physical affair as Alex Ovechkin threw his body around in response to an injury scare from a very dangerous hit from Nazem Kadri in the first period. The Caps got the last laugh with the overtime win just 1:04 into the extra period.
First Round, Game 4: T.J. Oshie, Tom Wilson pull series even at 2
First Round, Game 3: Caps fall in overtime for second straight game
First Round, Game 2: Toronto evens the series with overtime stunner
First Round, Game 1: Caps overcome horrid start to win overtime thriller
Toronto jumped out to a 2-0 lead and the Caps looked like they had nothing going for them. Justin Williams, however, stepped up for Washington with two goals to force overtime where Tom Wilson netted the game-winner against his hometown team.
Game 81: Caps give it one final push
The Capitals had their spot in the playoffs all locked up. But with the Panthers in town on Sunday, they had 60 minutes remanining on the regular season schedule. The Capitals gave it one final push, but ultimately decided to pull off the gas pedal and look ahead to the playoffs.
Game 78: Things get heated in Columbus
FINAL: Capitals 3, Blue Jackets 2
A critical matchup between Washington and Columbus had a little bit of everything with some great goals, great goaltending and even a line brawl that included Alex Ovechkin throwing fists. In the end, Washington held off a furious third period rally from Columbus for the 3-2 win.
Game 76: Team effort lifts Caps over Avalanche
Game 75: Ovechkin scores 3, Oshie adds another 2 in win over Minnesota
Game 74: Daniel Winnik saves Caps against Arizona
FINAL: Capitals 4, Coyotes 1
The Caps dominated early, but Mike Smith kept it a one-goal game into the third period allowing Peter Holland to tie the game at 1. Then Daniel Winnik took over. He put the Caps back in the lead less than four minutes later and added an empty-net goal to boot to lead Washington to the win.
Game 73: Caps pull out the shootout win over Columbus
After battling to a scoreless tie through 40 minutes, the Caps gave up the first goal of the game early in the third. Despite facing one of the hottest goalies in the NHL who had shut them down through two periods, Washingotn battled back to tie the game at one and earn the victory in the shootout.
Game 72: Oshie scores 30th goal as Caps cool Flames
Game 70: Predators pounce for overtime win over Caps
Game 68: Caps lose fourth straight as they get swept in California
Game 67: Caps gave up two leads in third straight regulation loss
Game 66: Caps swing and miss in San Jose
Game 65: Caps' 15-game home win streak snapped by Stars
Game 64: Caps win ugly game with Flyers in OT
FINAL: Capitals 2, Flyers 1(OT)
The Caps and Flyers traded blows and goals through regulation with each goalie having to stand on his head to keep the game close. In overtime, however, the Caps finally beat Steve Mason, but not before he could pull off a spectacular save on T.J. Oshie, blocking a shot with his mask and he sprawled to make the save.
Game 62: Johansson scores twice to lead Caps to win in NYC
Game 61: Caps can't keep up in Nashville
The Capitals ran out of steam in Nashville after beating the Oilers less than 22 hours earlier in Washington. Shorthanded, especially on the defensive side, the Caps couldn't stop the Predators in a calamitous second period.
Game 60: You can play too
FINAL: Capitals 2, Oilers 1
On "Hockey is for Everyone" at Verizon Center, the Capitals took to the ice for pregame with pride-colored tape. Goalie Braden Holtby, who finished with 30 saves on 31 shots, wore a special mask supporting an all inclusive message that hockey is indeed for everyone.
Game 59: Kuznetsov's big night fuels Caps to win over Philadelphia
Game 58: Henrik Lundqvist frustrates Caps
FINAL: Capitals 1, Rangers 2
Philipp Grubauer was fantastic in net for the Caps, but the offense couldn't find a way to solve the puzzle that is Henrik Lundqvist. The Rangers' netminder was phenomenal for the Rangers and was able to hold off late pressure from Washington.
Game 57: Caps lose physical affair in their final game at Joe Louis
FINAL: Capitals 2, Red Wings 3 (SO)
The Capitals visited legendary Joe Louis Arena for the final time on Saturday and walked away with a loss. In their first game back from the bye week, the Caps clawed their way back from a 2-0 deficit, but fell in a shootout to the Red Wings.
Game 56: Sanford's first NHL goal proves to be the game-winner
Game 55: Fatima Al Ali drops the puck prior to Caps win over Detroit
Game 54: Caps set team record for shutouts with perfect night from Holtby
Game 53: Caps honor Ovi prior to blowout win over Kings
Game 52: Holtby protects lead after late pressure from Montreal
Game 50: Islanders muscle their way to win over Caps
Game 48: Ottawa ends Caps' point streak
Game 46: Washington earns first win over Stars since 2008
Game 43: Slow start doesn't slow down Washington's win streak
Game 42: Capitals dominate Chicago in 6-0 romp
Game 41: Ovechkin earns 1,000th career point in win over rival Pittsburgh
Game 40: Braden Holtby wins duel over Carey Price
Game 39: Holtby earns second straight shutout
Game 38: Capitals spoil history, stop Jackets' streak
FINAL: Capitals 5, Blue Jackets 0
The Capitals didn't just thwart the Columbus Blue Jackets' attempt at making NHL history for the most consecutive regular-season wins, they pushed them around and sent them back to Ohio with a 5-0 deficit. Nate Schmidt returned to the ice after a two-game absence to register his first goal sicne February 2016 and Branden Holtby recorded a shutout. Holtby, who was pulled from the Caps' 6-5 OT win against the Maple Leafs, is now 8-0 in starts following a game he was pulled for poor play.
Game 37: Caps win wild one over Toronto
The Caps and Maple Leafs went back and forth all night in a wild affair that was ultimately decided in overtime. Washington trailed by two heading into the third period, but Evgeny Kuznetsov sparked the comeback and the Caps tied up the game (twice) to force overtime where Alex Ovechkin would finish off the Leafs.
Game 32: Caps dominate Lightning from start to finish
FINAL: Caps 4, Lightning 0
Marcus Johansson put the finishing touch on a dominant performance by the Caps with his third period goal. For a team that has struggled to put together a consistent 60-minute performance, the win was as complete a game as the Caps have played all season.
Game 31: Caps fall to rival Flyers in playoff rematch
Game 30: Braden Holtby comes up short in goalie duel
Game 29: Caps win back and forth with Hurricanes in a shootout
Game 27: Caps shutdown Vancouver for fourth straight win
Game 17: Caps lose three players, still manage win over Detroit
Game 15: Late coach's challenges proves critical in Caps' loss to Columbus
FINAL: Caps 1, Blue Jackets 2 (OT)
Nicklas Backstrom scored his second goal of the night late in the third period to put the Caps up 2-1...but the goal was overturned after a coach's challenge for offsides. The Blue Jackets would go on to win in overtime, handing the Caps their third loss in four games.