This Date in Caps History - March 24
On March 24, 1984, the Capitals gave the Pittsburgh Penguins a sound, 6-0 thrashing in front of 13,165 spectators at the Capital Centre.
The game was essentially ended for the Penguins at the 28-second mark of the first period when Alan Haworth scored his 28th of the season for Washington. Bobby Gould netted his 20th on a Washington power play at 6:09 to make it 2-0 and Gaetan Duchesne's 16th of the season came at 15:17 to push the margin to 3-0. Bobby Carpenter beat beleaguered netminder Vincent Tremblay at 18:29 for his 26th of the season to close out the first period scoring. The Caps outshot the Pens, 13-4.
Dave Christian's 28th of the season was the lone tally of the second period. It came at 1:56. The Pens outshot Washington 9-6 in the middle frame.
Scott Stevens became the sixth different Cap to dent the twine when he beat Tremblay at 16:48 of the third. The Caps had 14 shots on goal in the final period while Pat Riggin needed to stop only five Pittsburgh shots to register the shutout. The Caps held a 33-18 advantage in shots on the evening.