Regardless of the result, the 2011-12 Washington Capitals were a pleasure to watch. There were certainly numerous highlights along the way.
Here is a link to a memorable goal from each of your Caps forwards over the course of the season. (playoffs included)
Ovi's jaw-dropping tally in which he danced around one of the best defenders in the game (2010 Norris Trophy winner Duncan Keith) will be placed on highlight reels for years to come. (Mar. 18)
This one was easy. Backstrom evened the series at one game apiece with the Boston Bruins thanks to this double-overtime wrister past Tim Thomas. Obviously, the goal was extremely important in the overall outlook of the seven-game bout. (Apr. 14)
Wonder what was going through the mind of Peter Budaj when Semin wound up for a slap shot from about ten feet away on a penalty shot? (Feb. 4)
With the Caps up 1-0 in the third period against the Bruins, Mojo one-timed an Alex Ovechkin pass into the back of the net while breaking his stick in the process. The feat is pretty rare; it's kinda like hitting a broken-bat home run. (Mar. 29)
Just one day after making a "guarantee" that the Caps would make the playoffs, Laich ripped a snapshot past former Capital Jose Theodore to give Washington a 3-0 lead. Naturally, it turned out to be the game-winning tally. (Apr. 5)
In Game 6 against the Rangers, Chimera scored the eventual game-winning tally thanks to a fortunate bounce after some hard work to give the Capitals hope in a Game 7. The best part about this goal is watching Chimmer fly down the ice to steal the puck from Henrik Lundvist. (Apr. 30)
With the series knotted at two and the score at three-all, Brouwer sniped a wrister past the blocker of Tim Thomas with 1:27 remaining to give the Capitals the Game 5 victory. (Apr. 21)
Although the Caps lost the game 5-2 against the Sens, Perreault scored on a redirection off his face. It will certainly be one goal he won't soon forget. (Feb. 22)
Kanooble didn't have the type of season he (and all of us) hoped for. However, Knuble opened up the scoring in the Game 2 victory over the Rangers by finishing an awfully pretty tic-tac-toe. (Apr. 30)
Is there even a question? Ward sent the defending Stanley Cup champs home with his Game 7 overtime tally against the Bruins. Enjoy the John Walton call. (Apr. 25)
This had to be two highlights because Hendricks unleashed his "paralyzer" shootout move in two consecutive games. He made Tim Thomas look like an amateur netminder on Mar. 29, and then pulled the same move against Peter Budaj two days later on Mar. 31. (both Caps wins)
Halpy scored his first goal of the season in grand fashion, laying out belly-first to chip in a Knuble centering feed in a 5-1 Caps victory over the "Canes. (Nov. 4, 2011)
Aucoin recorded just three goals, but he produced perhaps the best deflection of the Capitals season in a 3-2 overtime win over the Lightning. (Mar. 8)
The 21-year-old hopes to be a mainstay in Washington for years to come. Here is a video of his first NHL goal against the Hurricanes on a nifty wrist shot. (Nov. 4, 2011)
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