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.

Capitals Head To Long Island Before Bye-Week And All-Star Break: Friday Practice News

The Capitals were right back to work this morning at MedStar Capitals Iceplex following their 5-2 win over the Devils last night at Cap One. Following today’s practice the team will depart for Long Island in advance of their Saturday … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom: “They’ve Taken Care Of Me As A Family Member Since Day One”

Photo: Lars Defgard On Tuesday, the announcement came that Nicklas Bäckström will be with the Washington Capitals for another five years. The following is from an interview Backstrom held with Swedish hockey media outlet Hockeysverige, conducted the following day. “Bäckis” … Continue reading

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Checkers Beat Bears 5-4, Brian Pinho Scores Two Goals

Photo: Charlotte Checkers The Charlotte Checkers downed the Hershey Bears 5-4 Wednesday night at Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, North Carolina. After a mostly scoreless first frame, the Checkers would score two goals in the final three minutes of the opening … Continue reading

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More On Nicklas Backstrom’s New Deal

With the formal announcement of Nicklas Backstrom’s new deal now more than 24 hours in our collective rear view mirrors, additional details are beginning to surface regarding the negotiations process, the relative value of the deal, and how both sides … Continue reading

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Coaching Changes In Las Vegas: Gerard Gallant Out, Peter DeBoer In

Vegas Golden Knights General Manager Kelly McCrimmon announced today, January 15, changes to the team’s coaching staff: Gerard Gallant and Mike Kelly have been relieved of their coaching duties and Peter DeBoer has been named head coach.

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‘Scarlet Caps’ Hold 2020 Hockey N’ Heels Event (Photos)

After an eventful Tuesday morning which saw the Capitals officially announce the re-signing of their star centerman Nicklas Backstrom to five more years in Washington, Tuesday night saw the return of the Scarlet Caps’ annual Hockey N’ Heels event at … Continue reading

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Checkers Check Bears 4-1

Photo: Charlotte Checkers The Hershey Bears fell to the Charlotte Checkers 4-1 Tuesday night at Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Checkers opened the scoring with a 5-on-3 power play goal seven minutes into the contest for a 1-0 … Continue reading

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Ilya Samsonov Records First Career Shutout, Continues Impressive Start To NHL Career

Photo: NHL Via Getty Images Capitals rookie netminder Ilya Samsonov recorded his first career NHL shutout Monday night in the Capitals 2-0 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. He stopped all 23 shots he faced.

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Capitals Blank Canes 2-0, Ilya Samsonov Records First Career NHL Shutout, Alex Ovechkin Scores Two Goals

Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images The Washington Capitals beat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-0 Monday night at Capital One Arena. Alex Ovechkin potted two first period tallies and Ilya Samsonov and the Capitals defense clamped down in the remaining … Continue reading

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Connor McMichael Records 4th Hat Trick, Axel Jonsson-Fjallby Scores 3 Goals in 2 Games, Beck Malenstyn Returns: Week 17 Prospect Report

Welcome to the week 17 Washington Capitals prospect report. The following includes a summary of game action and news for Capitals prospects that occurred between January 6th and January 12th, 2020. (Reminder: you can always access all of our prospect news … Continue reading

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