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.

Capitals Alumni Profile – Alexander Semin

Photo: Dilip Vashwanat/Getty Images In the early years of the Alex Ovechkin era, the Capitals’ now-captain was one of two prominent goal scorers on the team that would eventually form the nucleus of the team’s core. The other, Alexander Semin, … Continue reading

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Metropolitan Division Contenders’ Performance — Week of March 10-16

Photo: NHL via Getty Images With the end of the 2018-19 NHL regular season approaching, NoVa Caps figured it was time to examine the performance of the teams in contention for playoff position in the Metropolitan Division.  At the present … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Scores Two Goals and Reaches Two New Milestones

Alex Ovechkin scored two more goals in the Capitals 6-3 loss to the Lightning in Tampa Saturday night. Each goal was a new milestone for the “Great 8”.

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Alex Ovechkin Gets NHL Point 1,200

He’s done it again. Another major milestone for the “Great 8”. In Tuesday night’s Capitals tilt with the Penguins, Alex Ovechkin registered the 1,200th point of his NHL career.

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Capitals Alumni Profile: Rod Langway

Photo: @Capitals One of the greatest defenseman in Washington Capitals franchise history, Rod Langway’s playing style, leadership, and persona earned him the nickname “Secretary of Defense”, and his arrival to the team in 1982 was franchise-changing.  In this latest Capitals … Continue reading

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Retro Recap: Washington Capitals vs New Jersey Devils – October 9, 2010

Photo: Getty Images With the Capitals set to host the Metropolitan Division rival New Jersey Devils on Friday night, NoVa Caps takes a look back at a contest between the two teams just under nine years ago on Opening Night … Continue reading

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Capitals Braden Holtby Wins His 250th Game, Becoming the Second-Fastest Goalie Ever to Do So

Since his establishment as the Capitals’ starting netminder in 2012, Braden Holtby has compiled win upon win and in securing another victory in the Capitals’ 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night, he reached the 250-win plateau for … Continue reading

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March of the Capitals – Coming in Like the Hard-Hitting Lamb

Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images The month of March is nearly upon the Washington Capitals and with the arrival of March, comes the final playoff push. Often, March will come in like a lamb, but a hard-charging battering ram. In this … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Third Quarter Review: 2018-2019 Season

Photo: Mark Blinch/NHLI via Getty Images With the Washington Capitals having played 61 games in the 2018-2019 season, it’s time for our third quarterly assessment of the team. In this piece, NoVa Caps’ Diane Doyle looks at the third quarter … Continue reading

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Capitals Alumni Profile: Peter Bondra

Photo: Washington Capitals Prior to the arrival and subsequent dominance of Capitals captain and franchise goals and points leader Alex Ovechkin in 2005, the title of franchise great was often given to forward Peter Bondra. In this latest Capitals Alumni … Continue reading

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