Since the "Rock The Red" era of the Washington Capitals began in 2007, the team has made its name on exciting late-game heroics and improbable comebacks. Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win over the Anaheim Ducks was no exception as the Caps rallied from a 3-0 second period deficit to force overtime, where they ultimately won the game.
About three minutes later, Dennis Wideman's blast from the point brought life back to the Caps and their fans at Verizon Center.
Nicklas Backstrom tied the game with under a minute left, almost guaranteeing overtime and one point after being down by three goals.
Of course, it's only fitting that Backstrom won the game for Washington in overtime. After two rough outings last week, the Caps bounced back in a big way. What looked like an inevitable three-game losing streak became a temporary aberration, which means bad news for the rest of the NHL.
For more on the game from the Washington perspective, check with SB Nation DC and Capitals blog Japers' Rink. For more from the Anaheim perspective, check with SB Nation Los Angeles and Ducks blog Anaheim Calling.