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.

Star Power: A Look at the Columbus Blue Jackets’ Best Players

Photo: TNS With the Capitals set to begin their first-round playoff series against the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight, NoVa Caps’ Diane Doyle is looking at the best players on the opposing roster.

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Washington Capitals – Fourth Quarter Recap 2017-2018

Photo: NHL/Getty Images With the Washington Capitals having finished the 2017-2018 regular season, it is time to do a fourth quarter assessment of the team.  They ended with a 49-26-7 record and clinched the Metropolitan Division title and closed out … Continue reading

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Capitals Alumni Profile: Mike Ridley

Photo: NHL Over the years, the Capitals have had a number of offensive weapons in their arsenal to employ against the opposition’s defense. One such player was longtime forward Mike Ridley. In NoVa Caps’ latest Capitals Alumni Profile, Diane Doyle … Continue reading

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Capitals Prospect Axel Jonsson-Fjällby Scores Two Goals in Playoff Win For Djurgården

On March 24, recent Capitals draft pick Axel Jonsson-Fjallby’s team, Djurgården, played Game 4 of its Swedish Hockey League playoff series against Linköping in Linköping.  Two days earlier (March 22), Jonsson-Fjallby scored the game-winning goal against Linköping in Game 3 in … Continue reading

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Capitals Prospect Ilya Samsonov Wins First Game of Playoffs for Metallurg Magnitogorsk

Photo: KHL On Sunday, Metallurg Magnitogorsk played HC Avtomobilist in Yekaterinburg in the first game of the first round of the KHL playoffs.  Among the returning Russian Olympians, star forward Sergei Mozyakin was back in his customary place on the … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Goalie Prospect Ilya Samsonov Wins Last Game of Regular Season for Metallurg Magnitogorsk

Photo: KHL Metallurg Magnitogorsk played Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk at home in their last regular season game for the 2017-18 KHL season on Thursday night.  This game would be a battle between two teams very close in the standings and would determine … Continue reading

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Samsonov Shuts Out Ugra in Return to KHL Action

Photos: KHL With the Olympic break over, Metallurg Magnitogorsk returned to KHL action on February 27, 2018 with a home tilt against the Ugra Hockey Club of Khanty-Mansiysk.  Many of Magnikta’s Olympic participants were back including Wojtek Wolski and Chris Lee who … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Alumni Profile: Dave Christian

Photo: Monumental Network Over the years, the Capitals’ roster has featured players that represented their respective countries in the Winter Olympics (when the NHL allowed player participation), whether during their respective careers in Washington or before or after. One such … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals – Third Quarter Review for the 2017-2018 Season

With the Washington Capitals having played 61 of the 82 games for the 2017-2018 regular season, it’s time for our third quarter assessment of the team. (You can access the second quarter report here, and the first quarter report here.)

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Capitals Prospect Ilya Samsonov Participates in KHL Tournament During Olympic Break

While the KHL has taken a break for the Olympics, Ilya Samsonov and the Metallurg Magnitogorsk hockey club did not take a break from hockey.  The team, sans its Olympians, participated in the Davos Hockey Summit, a tournament held at … Continue reading

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