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.

Washington Capitals Fourth Quarter/End of the Season Report: 2021-22 Season

Photo: Nova Caps With the 2021-22 season over for the Washington Capitals, it’s time to take our regular quarterly assessment of the team for the fourth quarter of the season.

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Alex Ovechkin And Family Attend Moscow Dynamo Soccer Match On Saturday

Photo: Championat Russia Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin returned to Russia earlier this week. On Saturday he took his wife, Nastya, and their elder son, Sergei to the soccer game between FC Dynamo and HC Sochi. It was the 30th … Continue reading

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Alexander Semin’s Official “Farewell to Hockey” Charity Game Set For June 30; Alex Ovechkin, Evgeni Malkin Invited To Participate

Photo: Alex Ovechkin Instagram Former Washington Capitals forward, Alexander Semin, is officially ending his professional hockey career. In honor of that, he has decided to hold a charity game on June 30 in his hometown of Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

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So You Think Your Team’s Postseason History Has Been Bad? – Playoff Failures In Perspective

Screen cap: Youtube After losing in Round 1 for the fourth consecutive season, it’s not difficult for Washington Capitals fans to feel depressed about their team, especially when their core players are growing long in the tooth. But, to put … Continue reading

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Examining The Presidents’ Trophy “Curse”

Photo: NHL There is no guarantee that a team winning the Presidents’ Trophy, awarded to the team with the regular season’s best record, will also win the Stanley Cup. In fact, more often than not the Presidents’ Trophy winner has … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Scores 50th Goal Of The Season; Ties Wayne Gretzky and Mike Bossy For Most Seasons With 50 or More Goals

Photo: NHL Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scored his 50th goal of the year against the Las Vegas Knights on Wednesday. This was the ninth season of his career of scoring 50 or more goals, tying a record currently held … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Scores 49th Goal of the Season, Passes Teemu Selanne For Most Goals By A Player Aged 36 Or Older

Photo by Zak Krill/NHLI via Getty Images In a season full of milestones, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin added to his ever-growing list of career achievements on Wednesday night. Ovechkin scored his 49th goal of the year against the Las … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Records 131st Career Game-Opening Goal, Tied For Second On All-Time List

Photo: Nick Wass/AP Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scored the game’s first goal in the Capitals’ 9-2 win against the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night. It’s the 131st time in his career that he’s scored the game’s first goal, tying … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Passes Gordie Howe for Second Place In Goals Scored By Player Over 36 Years Of Age; Ties Pavel Bure’s Record For Empty Net Goals

Photo: John McCreary/Getty Images Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scored an empty net goal at 19:58 of the third period in the Capitals 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins on Sunday. The tally gave the Capitals a much-needed insurance goal, … Continue reading

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Several Capitals Players Reach Career Milestones In Impressive Win Over Penguins

Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Getty Images On Saturday the Washington Capitals beat the Pittsburgh Penguins, 6-3 in dramatic, come-from-behind fashion. In addition to a critical victory in the Metropolitan Division playoff race, the game saw a number of Capitals milestones achieved.

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