The Washington Capitals dominated the Dallas Stars 4-1 and quietly ended a woeful, nearly 24-year long losing streak.
The Capitals’ win on Saturday was their first regulation victory in Dallas since October 17, 1995 – a span of 8,761 days or 23 years, 11 months, and 25 days.
When the Capitals last won in 1995 (thanks, Hockey Reference), Mike Eagles, Mark Tinordi, Stefan Ustorf, and Dale Hunter all scored while Jim Carey made 24 saves.
This time around, Tom Wilson, John Carlson, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and Alex Ovechkin all scored in the victory. Ilya Samsonov made 24 saves on 25 shots for his second career victory.
THIS IS HOWIE DO IT 🎵
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) October 13, 2019
The win was so thorough, the American Airlines Center emptied well before the final buzzer, leading to a loud Let’s Go Caps! chant from the remaining Capitals fans.
— Sean Shapiro (@seanshapiro) October 13, 2019
Headline photo: NBC Sports Washington
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