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.

Maruk Flies High Against the Jets: Retro Recap – Washington Capitals vs Winnipeg Jets – December 4, 1981

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Over their 46-year history, the Washington Capitals have had some memorable games during the early December time frame. One such game took place on December 4, 1981, a home game against the Winnipeg Jets which featured one … Continue reading

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A Win Before the True Blues of Winter: Retro Recap – Capitals at St. Louis Blues – December 1, 2010

Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images North America Over the last few weeks, NoVa Caps’ Diane Doyle has been revisiting past games in Washington Capitals’ history in NoVa Caps’ Retro Recaps series. This Double R feature looks at a game the Capitals played … Continue reading

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A Pyrrhic Victory and Casualties in Carolina: Retro Recap – Washington Capitals @ Carolina Hurricanes – November 30, 2009

Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images Continuing a recent stretch of NoVa Caps’ Retro Recaps, Diane Doyle takes a look back at a game played in November 2009, at a time when the Washington Capitals were battling for the Eastern Conference … Continue reading

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Former Capital Wojtek Wolski Wins Canadian Battle of the Blades Reality Skating Competition

Danielle Barr/CBC Battle of the Blades is a Canadian reality show where eight pairs of skaters (each consisting of a hockey player and a figure skater) compete against one another, with the prize money of $100,000 being donated to the … Continue reading

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Carl Hagelin Will Help Henrik Lundqvist Get Acclimated In D.C., Just Like Lundqvist Did For Him In New York

Getty Images As a 23-year-old, heading into his first NHL season back in 2011, Carl Hagelin found himself in the big city, getting ready to play for the New York Rangers. One of his mentors at the time was fellow … Continue reading

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Liam O’Brien Leaves Hershey Bears; Signs with Colorado Eagles

Liam O’Brien, who played in the Washington Capitals organization, primarily with the Hershey Bears, since the 2014-15 season, has signed a contract with the Colorado Eagles, the AHL affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche. O’Brien was an unrestricted free agent (G6) … Continue reading

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Alexei Protas Participates in ‘World Day Of Pets’ Promotional Events for HC Dynamo Minsk

HC Dynamo Minsk, the team to where Washington Capitals prospect Alexei Protas was loaned, held several events related to ‘World Day of Pets’ in conjunction with their game against HC Vityaz on Thursday. ‘World Day Day of Pets’ is celebrated … Continue reading

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Jakub Vrana Speaks About His Mother, Jana Vranova, And Her Fight With Cancer

Photo: NHL via Getty Images As part of the NHL’s Hockey Fights Cancer initiative, which annually takes place in during the month of November, the Capitals and the NHL are profiling players in the game who have been impacted by … Continue reading

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Home Cooking and A Hat Trick: Retro Recap: Atlanta Thrashers @ Washington Capitals, November 26, 2008

Mitchell Layton/NHLI via Getty Images The Capitals have had many memorable games that took place on either the day before or the day after Thanksgiving. This post looks at a game between the Washington Capitals and Atlanta Thrashers on November … Continue reading

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Kendall Coyne Schofield Hired as Player Development Coach By Chicago Blackhawks

Photo: NHL via Getty Images The Chicago Blackhawks announced on Monday that they have hired Kendall Coyne Schofield to be a Player Development Coach & Youth Hockey Growth Specialist. She is the first woman to hold that position in the … Continue reading

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