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April 21

On April 21, 1994, the Washington Capitals shutout the Pittsburgh Penguins by a 2-0 score in Game 3 of the first round playoff series between the two teams. The win gave Washington a 2-1 edge in games and the Caps would go on to win the series in six games.

Joe Reekie – obtained from Tampa Bay for Enrico Ciccone little more than a month earlier – provided all the Washington offense by scoring both goals. Don Beaupre backed it up with his third career playoff shutout and his second as a Capitals’ netminder.

Washington went on to win the series, four games to two. The Caps were eliminated in the following round by the team that went on to win the Cup that spring, the New York Rangers.

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