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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.

Blues Thump Capitals 4-1

Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Image The St. Louis Blues beat the Washington Capitals 4-1 Monday night at Capital One Arena. With the exception of an Alex Ovechkin power play goal, it was all St. Louis in this one. … Continue reading

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Capitals to Honor Brooks Orpik with Pre-game Ceremony Prior to Friday’s Game vs. New York Islanders

Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik is scheduled to play in his 1,000th career NHL game tonight against the St. Louis Blues. Orpik will become the 330th all-time player, 114th defenseman and 22nd active player to play in 1,000 NHL games. 

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The Hershey Bears Beat Lehigh Valley Phantoms 5-4; Sweep Weekend Set With Phantoms

Photo: JustSports/Hershey Bears The Hershey Bears beat the Lehigh Valley Phantoms 5-4 Sunday evening in Hershey. The win raises the Bears record to 17-20-0-2 on the season. The Bears are back in action Wednesday when they visit the Devils in Binghamton. … Continue reading

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Blue Jackets @ Capitals – Inside The Numbers: Late Rally Falls Short

Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images After 59 minutes of scoreless action for the Capitals, Evgeny Kuznetsov would finally dent the twine with 1:06 remaining in regulation, tying the game and sending it to overtime. Artemi Panarin would win … Continue reading

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Hershey Bears Beat Lehigh Valley Phantoms 3-0; Ilya Samsonov Shuts Out Phantoms

Photo: Tori Hartman The Hershey Bears beat the Lehigh Valley Phantoms 3-0 Saturday night in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The win raises the Bears record to 16-20-0-2 on the season. The Bears return to action Sunday evening when they host the same Lehigh Valley … Continue reading

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Capitals Rally Late But Fall To Blue Jackets 2-1 (OT); Braden Holtby Leaves Game With Injury

Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images The Washington Capitals fell to the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 (OT) Saturday night at Capital One Arena in Washington. The loss drops the Capitals record to 27-12-5 (59 points). The Capitals return to … Continue reading

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How Should The Washington Capitals Approach the NHL Trade Deadline? [NoVa Caps Roundtable]

With the NHL trade deadline, which falls on February 25 this season, a little over a month away, teams are beginning to finalize roster plans for the remaining part of the season, and to position themselves for this summer’s contract … Continue reading

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The Springfield Thunderbirds Stomp Hershey Bears 6-2

The Hershey Bears fell to the Springfield Thunderbirds 6-2 Friday night at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. The loss drops the Bears record to 15-20-0-2 on the season. The Bears are back on the ice on Saturday night when they visit the … Continue reading

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Capitals at Bruins – Inside The Numbers: Capitals “Old Guard” Answer-Goals Give Caps Win

Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images The Bruins outplayed the Capitals in this one, winning most statistical categories with the exception of the one that matters most, the final score. Alex Ovechkin would score a pair of goals for a 4-2 … Continue reading

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The Value Of Faceoff Winning Percentages: This Season’s Mystery Stat For The Washington Capitals [Readers Poll]

Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images It’s true what “they” say. Every hockey season is different. Teams strive to replicate successes from previous campaigns, bring back a majority of their team from the previous season (as the Caps have … Continue reading

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