Author Archives: Charlie DiPasquale

About Charlie DiPasquale

Charlie is a game day reporter at NoVa Caps, he focuses on trend stories around The Washington Capitals. He also works at SKDKnickerbocker, a D.C. based public affairs firm. He began his writing career in communications and media relations at the Center for American Progress where he wrote about politics, immigration and environmental policy. Charlie holds a B.A. in sociology and criminal justice from Long Island University and is an avid hockey fan.

Capitals’ Second Stanza Meltdown Puts Metropolitan Division Lead in Jeopardy

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Capitals’ game against the St. Louis Blues on Monday night started off well after a tough loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night. Everyone at Capital One Arena, including … Continue reading

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Bruins Clearly Frustrated After 14 Straight Losses to the Capitals

Photo: Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images The Capitals might just have a new rivalry brewing with the Boston Bruins. The last time the Capitals faced the Bruins was in their Opening Night, 7-0 win. And while the Capitals were certainly … Continue reading

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Opinion: Lars Eller Is the Gift That Keeps on Giving

When Lars Eller arrived in Washington two seasons ago from the Montreal Canadiens, I wasn’t sure if the solid third-line forward was worth two second-round draft picks. Now, looking back in hindsight ,that trade proved to be exactly what this … Continue reading

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Penguins Edge Capitals In Physical Game Of Inches

Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images WASHINGTON, DC — TJ Oshie absolutely called it in his rinkside update interview with Mike Vogel today when he said, “These [games] get physical, they get nasty.” 

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Patience Leads to T.J. Oshie’s Triumphant Return

WASHINGTON, DC — Great teams and players learn from their mistakes, and the Washington Capitals certainly did just that, judging by how the team handled T.J. Oshie’s latest return from injury. Last year, there was some concern around Oshie’s return … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Tom Wilson Goes From “On Fire” to “Hot Water”

Photo: @Capitals WASINGTON, DC — From the drop of the puck it looked like the Capitals had tonight’s game against the New Jeresy Devils well under control. Their top line came out to a quick start, which is relatively unusual … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Owner Ted Leonsis Presents Stanley Cup rings to Full-Time Staff

While the Capitals players and coaching staff are looking forward to wrapping up their four-game road trip tonight up in Montreal, the rest of the organization’s staff is back in D.C. celebrating tonight. 

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Washington’s 4th Line Effort Helps Caps Overpower Red-hot Oilers

Photo: AP/Nick Wass WASHINGTON — The Edmonton Oilers visited Washington on Monday night to face the Washington Capitals for the second time in less than two weeks. Just 11 days ago, the Oilers handled the Capitals by a final score of … Continue reading

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As Capitals Enter Busy November, Reirden Says No Player is at “100 Percent”

Photo credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports It wasn’t a big surprise when Capitals Head Coach Todd Reirden announced yesterday that veteran defenseman Brooks Orpik would sit out tonight’s game against the Montreal Canadiens. Orpik played just 10 minutes and change … Continue reading

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Ovechkin and Bäckström: Washington’s Dynamic Duo Continues to Break Records

Photos: NHL Via Getty Images In 2004 Alexander Ovechkin was drafted by The Washington Capitals as that year’s first overall pick. At that moment the franchise was renewed. During his first year in the league he tallied an incredible 52 … Continue reading

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