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.

Alex Ovechkin Passes Dave Andreychuk in Career Goals

Alex Ovechkin’s first goal of the game against the Sharks last night passed Dave Andreychuk on the all time career NHL goal scoring List.  The first goal was Ovechkin’s 641st goal for this career and gave him sole possession of … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals’ 10 Year Challenge

Most people are aware of the “10 Year Challenge” going on in the social media forums, where users post a picture of themselves from 10 years ago and a picture of themselves from today for comparison.  So NoVa Caps thought … Continue reading

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More Alex Ovechkin Milestones: Career NHL Goals and Power Play Goals

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images The lone highlight in the Capitals’ 4-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues was Alex Ovechkin’s first period power play goal. The goal moved him up the NHL’s all-time career goals list, as well as … Continue reading

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More Milestones For Alex Ovechkin — Career Points and Multi-Goal Games

Photo: Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images The milestones keep coming for Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals.  He achieved two more milestones in the Capitals’ 4-2 victory against the Boston Bruins on January 10, 2019.  These milestones were: 1) passing … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Second Quarter Review – 2018-2019 Season

With the Washington Capitals having played 41 games in the 2018-2019 season, it is time to conduct a second quarterly assessment of the team. In this piece, NoVa Caps’ Diane Doyle looks at the second quarter of the Capitals’ season … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Scores 30th Goal For 14th Consecutive Season

Photo: Joe Puetz/NHLI via Getty Images Alex Ovechkin scored his 30th goal of the season at 15:34 in the first period of the game between the Washington Capitals and the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night.  It tied the game … Continue reading

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A Comparison of The Washington Capitals’ “Young Guns” Era with Today’s Toronto Maple Leafs

Photo: NHL There was a time when Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom were not the experienced, well-rounded leaders that led the Capitals to the team’s first championship this past spring, but young players with a thirst for the Stanley Cup … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Ties Henrik Zetterberg In Career Assists — Eighth Place Among Swedes

Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images In the game between the Washington Capitals and the Ottawa Senators, Nicklas Backstrom tied Henrik Zetterberg on the All-Time list for assists.  It was Backstrom’s 623rd career assist.  Backstrom got an assist on … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Surprise Package

Painting: @tkopaintings Nicklas Backstrom and his fiance, Liza Berg, each had similar gift ideas this holiday season. Nick and Liza each contacted artist Taylor Kampa Olson on their own about painting a family portrait with the Stanley Cup.  They had … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Performances at Christmas Break During The Ovechkin Era

In this post, NoVa Caps examines how the Washington Capitals have performed each season during the Alex Ovechkin era in games prior to the Christmas holiday break.  This analysis starts with the 2005-06 season and discusses each season, except for … Continue reading

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