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.

Ilya Kovalchuk And Avangard Win KHL’s Gagarin Cup

Photos: KHL/Avangard Former Washington Capitals forward Ilya Kovalchuk is a champion once again, as his current team in the KHL, HC Avangard Omsk, became the 2021 Gagarin Cup Champions on Wednesday. (The Gagarin Cup is the KHL’s equivalent to the … Continue reading

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Zdeno Chara Plays in 1,600th Career NHL Game Against Islanders

Washington Capitals defenseman Zdeno Chara played in his 1600th NHL game Saturday night against the Islanders in New York. He is the thirteenth player in NHL history to reach the 1,600-games milestone.

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Capitals’ Prospect Bogdan Trineyev’s MHL Team Wins Kharlamov Cup

The Washington Capitals now have a new champion in their organization. Forward prospect Bogdan Trineyev, drafted by the Capitals in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, and his team, JHC Dynamo Moscow of the MHL, won the Kharlamov Cup on Friday, … Continue reading

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Presidential Candidates: A Look At the Race For the Presidents’ Trophy

Jacob Lynn/Tampa Bay Lightning In a shortened NHL season thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, in which teams are playing only within their divisions, there is no clear frontrunner for the Presidents’ Trophy, which is awarded to the team with the … Continue reading

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NHL Standings Outlook – In the Late April Home Stretch

Photo: Getty Images While it may be hard to believe, the truncated 2020-21 NHL season is nearing the finish line. As a result of no interdivisional play, it is difficult to assess which division actually has the strongest teams and … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Scores Two Goals Against Philadelphia – Needs Just One More to Tie Marcel Dionne For 5th Place On All-Time List

Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images Alex Ovechkin scored two goals in Saturday’s 6-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers. He now  needs just one more goal to tie Marcel Dionne for fifth place on the All-Time List for NHL goals with … Continue reading

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Big Night For Big John: John Carlson Records 400th Career Assist in 800th Career Game

Photo: @Capitals The Washington Capitals’ 6-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday proved to be a big milestone night for multiple players. In addition to Alex Ovechkin reaching another power play milestone, and new addition Anthony Mantha’s first goal and … Continue reading

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Swede Milestone: Nicklas Backstrom Passes Daniel Alfredsson For Fourth-Most Assists By A Swedish-born Player

New guy Anthony Mantha scored his first career goal as a Washington Capital on Tuesday night against the Flyers. Nicklas Backstrom had an assist on the goal, which was his 714th career assist, allowing him to pass Daniel Alfredsson for fourth … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Second Trimester Review: 2020-21 Season

Andy Marlin/NHLI via Getty Images In a “typical” season, NoVaa Caps has traditionally reviewed the Washington Capitals’ performance after each quarter. With the 2020-21 season being an abbreviated 56-game season instead of the normal 82-game season, we will change our … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Ties Brett Hull in Career Power Play Goals

Photo: @Capitals Alex Ovechkin scored a power play goal in the second period of the Capitals and New Jersey Devils game Sunday afternoon. The goal ties him with Brett Hull for second on the All Time List in Power Play … Continue reading

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