0 - Number of times in at least 40 years that a team has given up an empty-net goal in the final minutes of regulation and come back to win... until yesterday.
Down 3-2 to the Sharks and with time ticking away, an attempted zone entry by Alex Ovechkin was batted away by San Jose’s Brent Burns, who passed it to Tomas Hertl, who handed it off to Logan Couture. Couture streaked up the middle unopposed and fired home the goal that seemingly iced the game for the Sharks with just one minute remaining.
Except no one told the Caps that the game was over (including their own social media team).
Goals by Jakub Vrana and T.J. Oshie tied the game at four in the final minute of regulation, and a Lars Eller tally in overtime would cap off the improbable comeback:
The @Capitals are the seventh different team in NHL history to win after overcoming a multi-goal deficit in the final minute of regulation. #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/KeBL5OhF5H— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) January 5, 2020