This Date in Caps History - April 23
On April 23, 1994, the Washington Capitals beat the Pittsburgh Penguins by a 4-1 score in Game 4 of the first round playoff series between the two teams. The win gave Washington a 3-1 edge in games and the Caps would go on to win the series in six games.
Peter Bondra scored the game-winner for Washington to support the stellar netminding of Don Beaupre. It was the first playoff game-winner of Bondra’s NHL career.
After disposing of the Penguins in the first round that year, the Caps were eliminated in the following round by the team that went on to win the Cup that spring, the New York Rangers.