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 Goalie Prospect Ilya Samsonov Shuts Out Ugra

On January 18, 2018, Capitals top goalie prospect, Ilya Samsonov, got his first start for Metallurg Magnitogorsk, his team since the KHL All-Star break against Ugra in Khanty-Mansiysk. Samsonov outplayed his opposing goalie, Timur Bilyalov, to earn a shutout.

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Capitals Alumni Profile: Doug Jarvis

Photo: NHL A recent suspension of Anaheim Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano ended the durable forward’s consecutive games played streak at 830 games, the All-Time Games Played streak of former Washington Capitals player, Doug Jarvis, remains unchallenged, even more than 20 years after … Continue reading

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Retro Recap: Washington Capitals vs Carolina Hurricanes – November 6, 2008

Photo: Getty Images With the Caps having just finished back-to-back games against the Carolina Hurricanes and with the second of that set of games featuring a very late comeback win for the Caps, it brings back memories of another game … Continue reading

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Wojtek Wolski’s Long Journey To the Canadian Olympic Team

Wojtek Wolski, who played with the Washington Capitals during the 2012-2013 season, was selected to the Canadian Olympic team for 2018.  The news was announced on January 11.  The news of his selection is even more amazing considering what he  … Continue reading

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Great Relief, But No Reward for Ilya Samsonov

Photo: HC Slovan Metallurg Magnitogorsk continued their western road trip traveling from Helsinki, Finland to Bratislava, Slovakia to play Slovan Bratislava on January 9.  Slovan Bratislava was in fifth place in the Bobrov Division and had the second worst record … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals: Second Quarter Review- 2017-2018

Believe it or not, but the Capitals’ season is halfway over. The team has played 41 games (exactly half of the 82-game season) and have performed quite well despite a rash of injuries, a less-experienced blueline, and the offseason departures … Continue reading

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Capitals Goalie Prospect Ilya Samsonov Loses Heartbreaker for Magnitogorsk

On January 3, Metallurg Magnitogorsk resumed KHL action after their New Year’s break, having last played on December 27.  This time, they played Dynamo-Minsk at home.  Ilya Samsonov started in goal for the fourth straight time for Magnitka while Jhonas … Continue reading

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Brian Bellows – A Short But Memorable Capitals Career

Photos: Getty Images Brian Bellows spent the last part of the 1997-1998 season and the entire 1998-1999 season with the Washington Capitals.  The Caps turned out to be the last team for which he played.  While his tenure with the … Continue reading

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A “Walkabout” December – The Odyssey of Nathan Walker

Photo: Hershey Bears Nathan Walker making it to the NHL at the start of this season was one of the best stories of the year so far.  He was the first player from Australia who ever made it to the … Continue reading

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Retro Recap: Washington Capitals vs New Jersey Devils – December 26, 2009

With the New Jersey Devils coming into Capital One Arena to play the Washington Capitals on Saturday night, NoVa Caps’ Diane Doyle takes us back to another game that took place between these two teams around the same time-frame. 

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