VIDEO: Red 'Rally Balloon' Saves Washington Capitals Vs. Phoenix Coyotes

It remains to be seen if the Washington Capitals' 4-3 win over the Phoenix Coyotes spurs the team to great things or merely puts off the roster deconstruction. If it's the former, though, we may have a higher power to thank. That higher power comes in the form of a red balloon that dropped on the ice with the Capitals trailing, 2-1.

We're still not sure how that balloon made it to the ice, but we know it had an effect. Cody Eakin, a redhead himself, scored soon thereafter, and the comeback was on. Eventually, #RallyBalloon trended on Twitter, and there was at least one parody Twitter account created. After the game, Russian Machine Never Breaks made T-shirts, and the meme had officially exploded.

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With the Capitals in the kind of rut they were in recently, they certainly needed something to spur them on. If it has to come in the form of a red balloon, so be it.

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