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These Moments In Time, Etch Them Into Your Memories and Enjoy the Journey!

Charles LeClaire, USA TODAY Sports I was thirty-one years old, twenty years ago in 1998. And it was a very exciting time to be a Washington Capitals fan. At a very young age, I was introduced to the Caps as … Continue reading

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Projecting the Caps’ Opening Night Lineup through Week 1 of Training Camp

So far the Capitals have played two preseason games, and pundits are already putting together potential lineups for Opening Night on October 5 in Ottawa. In this piece, NoVa Caps’ contributor Harrison Brown takes a look at what the Capitals … Continue reading

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Beyond the B(rink): How the Washington Capitals Changed My Life (Essay)

 Anyone that truly knows me or merely recognizes me from across my university campus can tell you that I seem to be the biggest Washington Capitals fan in existence. I’m practically a walking advertisement: wearing two pairs of pants, shirt, … Continue reading

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A Capitals’ Comeback Would Put them in Elite Sports Company

Photo: AP/Charles Rex Arbogast Once again, the Capitals’ backs are against the wall, staring smack-dab at another second round playoff elimination. A lot of Caps fans have already lost hope and put away their Capitals jerseys. However, history shows that coming back … Continue reading

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Perspective: Battle Tested and Ready for Pittsburgh

Photo: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais The date was May 10th, 2016. The site was Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the building that houses the biggest rival of the Capitals: the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Capitals were staring at a 3-1 series hole in … Continue reading

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Why am I a Caps fan?

 I woke up this morning still feeling the effects of last night’s loss and hearing game commentary from both analysts and fans like myself.  The word “fan” kept popping up in both my Twitter and Facebook notifications so I decided … Continue reading

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Do You Dare Ride the Metro to Games at Verizon Center?

Photo: @EmilyFox5DC  With the second game of Round 1 of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs on our agenda for the night of April 15, 2017, we attended the game at Verizon Center. 

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Capitals’ Magic Numbers

Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images After Friday night’s results, the Capitals essentially need three regulation or overtime wins (a.k.a. ROW) out of the final five games to virtually guarantee home ice advantage throughout the playoffs. The following provides … Continue reading

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The Capitals’ Two other Prolific “Lend a Hand” Guys

Nick Wass/Expressen.se Although he doesn’t go by this name, Mr. Assist for the Washington Capitals is Nicklas Backstrom; the Swedish-born center has done it more than any other Capital and at a rate that’s 15th best in NHL history, specifically … Continue reading

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How a Year as a Capitals Fan Changed My Life (Essay)

It’s the beginning of 2016, and I’ve never seen a hockey game before in my life. I’m not a sports person in general, barring a fading allegiance to my hometown Red Sox and a casual interest in the Nats. If … Continue reading

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