‘The Demons have been exorcised!’: A year ago today, Evgeny Kuznetsov eliminated the Penguins from the playoffs
Exactly one year ago today, on May 7, 2018, Evgeny Kuznetsov secured his place in the hearts of Capitals fans and DC sports history when he scored the OTGWG to eliminate the Pittsburgh Penguins, sending the Caps to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time in 20 years.
As RMNB’s own Peter Hassett said in his recap of the game at the time, “Game over. Series over. Curse over.”
The Capitals, of course, went on to win their first ever Stanley Cup in franchise history a month later. But the second round win against the Penguins remains a highlight of the run, and for good reason.
So, let’s relive that moment and the aftermath in its entirety, together.