Playoff Fate? Capitals AHL Affiliate Also Wins Game 2:57 Into Overtime

As you're likely aware, the Capitals kept their season alive with an overtime win over the Bruins in Game 7. Their AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears, did the same thing Wednesday night.

No, really. The exact same thing.

Joel Ward's goal at the 2:57 mark beat Tim Thomas and sent the Capitals to the second round.

Meanwhile, at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa., Ryan Potulny scored in overtime against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, propelling the Bears to a 4-3 win. It cut the Baby Pens' 2-0 series lead in half and forced a Game 4 in the best-of-five Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series.

Potulny's goal? Scored at the 2:57 mark of overtime.

That's two teams in the same organization staving off elimination by scoring an overtime goal at the exact same point in their games, which were being played at the same time. The winning goal entered the net in Hershey at 9:50 p.m. ET, while the winning goal in Boston crossed the goal line at 10:23 p.m. ET.

h/t Sick Unbelievable

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.