Author Archives: Diane Doyle

About Diane Doyle

Been a Caps fan since November 1975 when attending a game with my then boyfriend and now husband.

Stars Set to Shine in St. Louis: A Preview of the 2020 NHL All-Star Game

Photo: NHL via Getty Images By now, most NHL players are off to warm beaches, tropical climates, or even horseback riding, with the league in the midst of its annual All-Star break. However, for a select number of NHL players, … Continue reading

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The Streak: A Look Back at the Capitals’ Historic Winning Streak 10 Years Later – Part 1

Greg Fiume/Getty Images North America On January 13, 2010, the Washington Capitals beat the Florida Panthers on the road in a shootout in a game in which they had fallen behind 4-1, only to come back to win in a … Continue reading

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Stars Shine At KHL All-Star Skills Competition; Former Capitals Alexander Semin and Dmitrij Jaskin Participate

Yury Kuzmin/KHL The NHL is currently gearing up for the 2020 All-Star Game (featuring Capitals Head Coach Todd Reirden, defenseman John Carlson, goaltender Braden Holtby, and right wing T.J. Oshie), which is set to take place this weekend (January 25-26) … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Ties Mario Lemieux For Career Goals

Alex Ovechkin scored his 690th NHL career goal against the New York Islanders Saturday afternoon at Nassau Coliseum.  The goal allowed him to tie Mario Lemieux for tenth place on the All Time list for career goals.

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Sunrise Begins After Darkness – Retro Recap: Washington Capitals vs Florida Panthers – January 13, 2010

Joel Auerbach/Getty Images The 2009-10 season saw the Washington Capitals capture the franchise’s first-ever President’s Trophy and 121 points. A major part of their success that season came during the early part of 2010, which was highlighted by a 14-game … Continue reading

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Oh Captain, New Captain: Retro Recap – Washington Capitals vs Montreal Canadiens – January 5, 2010

Greg Fiume/Getty Images North America Ten years ago, on January 5, 2010, the Capitals were set to play the Montreal Canadiens at home. They had been riding a three-game losing streak that started after trading their captain, Chris Clark, to … Continue reading

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Retro Recap – Washington Capitals vs. New York Rangers – 1/3/2009 – Saturday Night’s For Bad Fighting

Len Redkoles/Getty Images North America Just over 11 years ago, the Washington Capitals played the New York Rangers in their second home game of the new year on January 3, 2009. In this latest Retro Recap, Diane Doyle takes a … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Second Quarter Review: 2019-20 Season

Geoff Burke/NHLI via Getty Images With the Washington Capitals having played 41 games in the 2019-2020 season, it’s time for our annual quarterly assessment of the team. In this piece, NoVa Caps’ Diane Doyle looks at the second quarter of … Continue reading

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Decade of Dominance: A Look At Individual Moments and Milestones of the Last 10 Years of Capitals Hockey

During the last decade, the Capitals led the NHL in wins, and were the third-most successful team in any decade, one marked by playoff failures, fantastic regular season success, and the franchise’s first Stanley Cup in 2018. During this period … Continue reading

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Similar Paths, Diverging Course: The Washington Capitals, the Philadelphia Flyers, and The Road Not Taken

Graphic: @epoole88 There are times after a particularly traumatic Stanley Cup Playoff exit that ends a team’s season prematurely, in which fans and some pundits insist that the team in question needs a culture change, from suggestions to trade the … Continue reading

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