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.

Retro Recap – Madison Square Gartner – Washington Capitals at New York Rangers – February 28, 1985

The Washington Capitals and New York Rangers have long been rivals. Over the nearly 46 seasons the Capitals have been in the league, the two Eastern Conference teams have met multiple times during the regular season and playoffs. This latest … Continue reading

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Historic Clinching: Retro Recap – Washington Capitals at Calgary Flames – February 24, 1983

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images In February 1983, the Washington Capitals embarked on a road trip in Canada with stops in Edmonton, Calgary, and Montreal. One of their goals on this road trip was to clinch a berth in the Stanley Cup … Continue reading

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The Defunct Southeast Division: No Longer “South-least”

Photo: New England Flag and Banner For most of the Alex Ovechkin era, the Washington Capitals played in what was known as the Southeast Division, which was eliminated prior to the 2013-14 season with a number of division re-alignments. For … Continue reading

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Talking With Dima: Dmitry Orlov Discusses First Goal, Alex Ovechkin’s Scoring Drought, New York Rangers, and COVID-19 In Interview With Russian Media Outlet Sport24

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images On Saturday afternoon (February 20), Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov scored his first goal of the abbreviated 2020-21 NHL season in a home game against the New York Rangers. Recently, the longtime Caps blueliner shared his impressions … Continue reading

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The Goal: “Part Deux” – Retro Recap – Washington Capitals vs Montreal Canadians – February 18, 2009

Mike Carlson/Associated Press In the history of the Washington Capitals, the month of February has seemed to be one in which players have either good fortune or a knack, for scoring memorable, highlight-reel goals, including current team captain Alex Ovechkin. … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Scores 250th Career NHL Goal

Nicklas Backstrom scored his 250th career NHL goal late in the second period of Sunday afternoons game against the Penguins.

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To Hockey, With Love: A Look at the Washington Capitals on Valentine’s Day

Christian Peterson/Getty Images North America February 14, better known as Valentine’s Day, is a day typically associated with romantic occasions with one’s significant other. While Valentine’s Day has not typically been a “standing” date on the Washington Capitals’ calendar, the … Continue reading

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Alexander Alexeyev On Life In The KHL

Photo: Salavat Yuleav Ufa With the pandemic delaying the start of the AHL season, the Capitals loaned defensive prospect Alexander Alexeyev to Salavat Yulaev Ufa of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).  He recently shared his impressions about playing in the … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Alumni Profile: Bob Sirois

Photo: Chantal Poirier/Journal de Montreal Over the the course of their 47-year history, the Washington Capitals have had a number of different players don the sweater number, “25”, including names such as Doug Jarvis, Viktor Kozlov, Jason Chimera, and Devante … Continue reading

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The Honors Keep Coming for Alex Alexeyev – KHL Rookie of Month And Euro HockeyTour

Photo: Salavat Yuleav Ufa The honors keep coming for Washington Capitals’ defensive prospect Alex Alexeyev. After winning KHL Rookie of the Week twice in January, he was chosen as one of the KHL’s ‘Players of the Month’ for January. In … Continue reading

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