Ahead of Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Final between the Capitals and Lightning, I wrote a deeply personal article entitled I want a new favorite hockey memory. Frazzled and nervous the day of the game, I talked about my proudest moment as a Caps fan (up to that point), June 4, 1998, when Joe Juneau scored 6:24 in overtime to send Washington to the Stanley Cup Final for the very first time. I was a 13-year-old middle schooler.
The Capitals, somewhat unbelievably, beat the Bolts that night, and a few weeks later, even more unbelievably, secured the organization’s first-ever championship, defeating the Vegas Golden Knights in five games.
On Monday, Cara wrote about RMNB’s most-read stories of 2018, and she pointed out that over three million people visited our site during the last calendar year.
Our site was presented with so many opportunities during the Capitals’ run of immortality that when I look back and reminisce, it’s hard to believe any of it really happened.
Because of you I don’t have one new favorite hockey memory – I have eight. Consider this article my heartfelt thank you for making 2018 the best year of my life.
This is a long read. I apologize in advance.