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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.

Capitals Fall To Penguins, 4-3 In Shootout; Alex Ovechkin Scores First Goal Of The Season

The Washington Capitals fell to the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 (SO) Sunday afternoon at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. The loss drops the Capitals record to 2-0-1 on the season. The same two teams go at it again Tuesday night in … Continue reading

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Vitek Vanecek Wins In NHL Debut, 2-1; Czech Mate Jakub Vrana Scores Second Goal In First Two Games

The Washington Capitals beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 Friday night at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo. The win improves the Capitals record to 2-0-0 on the season. The team will now depart for Pittsburgh for their first game of a … Continue reading

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Vitek Vanecek Will Make First Career NHL Start Friday Night In Buffalo

Vitek Vanecek has been named the Washington Capitals starter in goal for tonight’s game against the Sabres. The start will be Vanecek’s first career start in the NHL. Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette made the announcement in his pre-game presser … Continue reading

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Television Ratings For Return Of NHL Are Up, Set Records

The opening of the 2020-21 NHL season has drawn record-breaking viewership both in the United States and in Canada.

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No Hearing For Nic Dowd’s Hit To Eric Staal

There will be no hearing by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety (DoPS) for the hit made by Washington Capitals center Nic Dowd on Buffalo Sabres Eric Staal in Thursday night’s Capitals-Sabres game.

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Capitals Extend Opening Night Splendor: T.J. Oshie, John Carlson, Nicklas Backstrom And Alex Ovechkin Extend Opening Night Streaks

The Washington Capitals opened the 2020-21 season Thursday night with a 6-4 victory over the Sabres in Buffalo. The victory extends the Capitals success in recent opening nights and also extends opening night streaks for Capitals players.

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Lines From Capitals Morning Skate In Buffalo

The Washington Capitals held their first morning skate of the 2020-21 season Thursday morning at KeyBank Arena in Buffalo. The Caps face the Sabres tonight at 7:00PM in the first game of a back-to-back set. Here are the lines for … Continue reading

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Capitals Announce Official Roster And Taxi Squad For Open Of 2020-21 Season

On Wednesday the Washington Capitals released their official roster for the opening of the 2020-21 season.

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Hendrix LaPierre On Meeting Idol Alex Ovechkin: “It Was Special To See Him And Shake His Hand”

The past two months have been a whirlwind for the 18-year-old center from Quebec, Canada. Since November, Hendrix LaPierre spent time playing in the QMJHL, participated in Team Canada’s selection camp for the 2021 World Junior Championship, and just finished … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Release 2020-21 Media Guide

On Tuesday the Washington Capitals released their annual team media guide for the upcoming season. The 379-page guide covers everything related to the Capitals organization, including player and staff bios, team records, team history, policies and facility information.

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