Late in the third period, John Carlson caught Sidney Crosby with his head down, trying to control a bobbling puck in the neutral zone. Carly stepped up and put his shoulder into Crosby, sending the 2007 MVP careening hard into the ice and boards.
The Verizon Center crowd roared.
Here are a few more replays of the bodycheck.
The Caps lost sure, and that sucks, but at least we can have these GIFs as a parting gift.