Biggest Caps Comebacks

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Posted October 26, 2019

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored twice against Vancouver (Caps Outsider)

The Caps last night beat Vancouver, 6-5 in a shootout, despite being down 5-1 late in the second period. A buzzer-beater by Evgeny Kuznetsov to close out the second period, then three more goals in the third – two by defenseman Michal Kempny – tied the game, and Nicklas Backstrom won it a shootout.

Here are the other games that the Capitals won despite being down by 4 goals:

Dec. 15, 1979 vs. New York Rangers: 5-4

Trailed 4-0 after 2. Scored 5 goals in the 3rd period and won 5-4. Rick Green, Wes Jarvis, Mike Gartner, Rolf Edberg, and Paul Mulvey scored for the Caps.

Feb. 2, 1986 vs. Hartford Whalers: 5-4

Trailed 4-0 after 2. Craig Laughlin, Bobby Carpenter, Bengt Gustafsson, Carpenter, and Larry Murphy scored and the Caps won 5-4.

From The Post: Capitals Win, 5-4, on 5-Goal Rally

Oct. 23, 1991 vs. Edmonton Oilers: 6-5

Trailed 4-0 in 2nd, but they also scored three goals in the second period, led 5-4, then won 6-5. Michal Pivonka, Dino Ciccarelli, Peter Bondra, Randy Burridge, Ciccarelli, and Dmitri Khristich scored for the Caps.

From The Post: Caps’ Well-Oiled Machine Overcomes 4-Goal Deficit in Edmonton

Dec. 23, 2008, vs. N.Y. Rangers: 5-4

Trailed 4-0 in 2nd. Alex Ovechkin, Tomas Fleischmann, Viktor Kozlov, Ovechkin, and Shaone Morrisonn scored in overtime, and the the Caps won, 5-4.