Author Archives: Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.

Stingrays Fall to Eagles 3-2, (2OT)

The South Carolina Stingrays fell to the Colorado Eagles 3-2 (2OT) in game 1 of the Kelly Cup Finals Friday night. The Rays would take their first lead in the game with 2:33 left in the third, but would give up a goal … Continue reading

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Penguins – Senators Television Ratings Are Down

After a strong start to the series, television ratings for the Eastern Conference Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Ottawa Senators have steadily plunged, according to SportsMediaWatch.

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Christian Djoos: Next Defenseman Up

The Capitals are expected to lose one or more starting defensemen as a result of the salary cap and the expansion draft. The Capitals will thus be looking long and hard at Hershey to find the next man up. Enter … Continue reading

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The Nicklas Backstrom and William Nylander “Bromance” is a Breath of Fresh Air

Photos: Jimmy Wixtrom/SportBladet  One of the best stories coming from this year’s IIHF World Championship is the blossoming relationship between Capitals’ star centerman Nicklas Backstrom and the Toronto Maple Leafs’ young forward William Nylander. The two have led Team Sweden to the … Continue reading

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Bourbon and Cigars – Capitals’ Alumni Event – June 26

Join the Washington Capitals Alumni Association, in partnership with the Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation, as they host the inaugural Bourbon & Cigar fundraiser on Monday, June 26, from 7-10 p.m. at the W Hotel Rooftop in Washington, D.C. 

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Backstrom, Kuznetsov and Orlov Arrive in Paris Under Heavy Security

Nicklas Backstrom (Team Sweden), Evgeny Kuznetsov and Dmitry Orlov (Team Russia) traveled from Cologne, Germany to Paris, France on Wednesday via high-speed train. The two teams have advanced to the semi-finals of the 2017 IIHF Championships. 

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Are Big Changes Necessary for the Capitals or Should they Try and Stay the Course?

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images  So here we go again, another disappointing start to the summer. The Capitals were eliminated in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs once again by their rivals, the Pittsburgh Penguins. It’s a stinging feeling that never goes … Continue reading

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Solving the Brooks Orpik Puzzle

When Brooks Orpik was signed to his five-year, $27.5 million deal in the summer of 2014 it was received with mixed reviews. The Capitals were in desperate need of defensive help, which Orpik brought, but he was 33-years old and some … Continue reading

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Bears Beat Bruins 3-2 (OT), Now Lead Series 3-2

Photo: AHL The Hershey Bears beat the Providence Bruins 3-2 (Overtime) in Game 5 of the AHL’s Atlantic Division Finals on Sunday. The Bears take a 3-2 series lead and close out the series Tuesday night in Hershey. Puck drop … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Joins Team Sweden In Cologne, Germany

Photos: Jimmy Wixtrom/Sportbladet Capitals’ centerman Nicklas Backstrom arrived in Germany Sunday morning. He is set to join Team Sweden for the World Championship.

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