Joe Juneau

That’s the stuff right there.

I was 13-years-old on June 4th, 1998, when Joe Juneau scored the biggest goal in Washington Capitals history, pushing a rebound past Buffalo Sabres goaltender (and future hall of famer) Dominik Hasek 6:24 into overtime. The 3-2 OT victory sent the Capitals to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time and my father to the Home Depot to buy a bottle of wood glue for the bed post I destroyed celebrating said goal. Oak should be stronger, really.

“Everybody wants to be a hero in a game like this,” Juneau told reporters that night. “I really believed our line was going to end up scoring the winning goal.”

Fourteen years later, Juneau was asked by the Capitals, in their latest Alumni Spotlight, to revisit that moment.

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