Caps Take Cup in Thrilling 7 Game Series
The Washington Capitals saved their season and playoffs in the final game of their series against the Minnesota North Stars. The Caps had jumped out to a 3-0 series lead and then found themselves tied at 3-3 after the North Stars stormed back to make it a series. In game 7 - Washington found themselves behind 3-1 after the 1st period, but they went on to score 4 unanswered goals to take the game and the Cup.
Capitals forward Justin Williams was awarded the Conn Smythe for being the most valuable player of the playoffs.