2nd-seeded ’89-’90 Capitals Sweep 7th-seeded ’10-’11 Capitals Behind Beaupre’s Efforts

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Goaltender Don Beaupre stopped 95 of 98 shots against during the course of Game’s 2 and 3 to help propel the 2nd-seeded ’89-’90 Capitals into the Semifinal Round. (via goaliesarchive.com)

Game 1 was the only game of this series where the 2nd-seeded ’89-’90 Capitals had a clear advantage in the statistics. They outshot the 7th-seeded ’10-’11 Capitals 44-33 on their way to a 4-2 win. Dale Hunter posted a goal and an assist and defenseman Scott Stevens notched two assists to lead the way offensively. Game 2 was the beginning of Don Beaupre‘s standout play. He stopped 36 of 37 shots against in Game 2 as the ’89-’90 Capitals won 4-1. Michal Pivonka totaled a goal and an assist while defenseman Kevin Hatcher tallied two apples. The ’10-’11 Capitals outshot the ’89-’90 Capitals 61-27 in Game 3, but Beaupre was phenomenal as he stopped 59 of those 61 shots against. The ’89-’90 Capitals trailed 2-1 late in the third, but a PP goal from Pivonka tied it with seven plus minutes left and then Dino Ciccarelli scored the eventual game-winner with two plus minutes left. It was the ’89-’90 Capitals’ offense that clinched the sweep, though. They took Game 4, 6-4, as 11 different players registered a point. Five of those 11 players totaled more than one point with Ciccarelli and Kelly Miller each netting two goals to lead the way.

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’10-’11 Capitals 0 1 1 2
’89-’90 Capitals 2 1 1 4

GAME SUMMARY:  ’89-’90 WSH – 4   ’10-’11 WSH – 2   (1-0   ’10-’11 WSH)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Dale Hunter (’89-’90 WSH) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +2   6 S

2nd Star: C – Nicklas Backstrom (’10-’11 WSH) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +2   3 S

3rd Star: LW – Alex Ovechkin (’10-’11 WSH) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +1   4 S

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’10-’11 Capitals 0 0 1 1
’89-’90 Capitals 1 1 2 4

GAME SUMMARY:  ’89-’90 WSH – 4   ’10-’11 WSH – 1   (2-0   ’10-’11 WSH)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Don Beaupre (’89-’90 WSH) – W   1.00 GAA   .973 SV% (36 SV’s)

2nd Star: C – Michal Pivonka (’89-’90 WSH) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +2   1 S

3rd Star: D – Kevin Hatcher (’89-’90 WSH) – 0 G   2 A   2 P   +4   7 S   2 PIM

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’89-’90 Capitals 0 1 2 3
’10-’11 Capitals 0 1 1 2

GAME SUMMARY:  ’89-’90 WSH – 3   ’10-’11 WSH – 2   (3-0   ’10-’11 WSH)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Don Beaupre (’89-’90 WSH) – W   2.00 GAA   .967 SV% (59 SV’s)

2nd Star: RW – Stephen Leach (’89-’90 WSH) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +1   2 S

3rd Star: LW – Alex Ovechkin (’10-’11 WSH) – 0 G   2 A   2 P   +1   10 S

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’89-’90 Capitals 3 2 1 6
’10-’11 Capitals 2 0 2 4

GAME SUMMARY:  ’89-’90 WSH – 6   ’10-’11 WSH – 4   (4-0   ’10-’11 WSH)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: RW – Dino Ciccarelli (’89-’90 WSH) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +2   6 S

2nd Star: LW – Kelly Miller (’89-’90 WSH) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +1   5 S

3rd Star: LW – Geoff Courtnall (’89-’90 WSH) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +2   2 S

Up next is the 3-6 matchup between the ’83-’84 Capitals and the ’87-’88 Capitals!

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