Category Archives: Fans

“You Deserve A Longer Run and Parties in the Streets…Again”: Capitals Thank Fans After Season-Ending Loss to Panthers

John McCreary/NHLI via Getty Images The Washington Capitals’ 4-3 overtime loss to the Florida Panthers in Game 6 of their first round playoff series on Friday night ended the team’s season earlier than hoped, despite a heroic comeback effort by … Continue reading

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A Man of the People: Alex Ovechkin Indulges Rangers Fans From Press Box

Samantha Pell/Twitter While Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin was not on the ice for the team’s tilt against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden, The Great Eight still put on a show for the fans in attendance, having … Continue reading

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“Washington, D.C.’s Best Friend”: Longtime NBC4 Washington Reporter, Capitals Fan Wendy Rieger Loses Battle With Cancer

Astrid Riecken/The Washington Post For over 30 years, Wendy Rieger covered news in the Washington, D.C. area for NBC’s Washington affiliate, NBC4. A known Washington Capitals fan, Rieger died Saturday of glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer, at the age of … Continue reading

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“If Anything Comes From This, I Hope More Fans Realize the Power Our Voices Have”: Local Hockey Fan Hopes Her Twist on An Iconic Image Can Help Expand the Reach of Hockey

Kaylin Markart/Metropolitan Riveters One reason professional sports, and hockey in particular, is such a beloved commodity among fans is the feeling of unity among fan bases, camaraderie through the good moments and bad, as well as the willingness of others … Continue reading

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An All-Star Reward: Fan Who Helped Tom Wilson Free His Hockey Stick From Glass In Game Against Anaheim Ducks Gifted New Phone and Custom Jersey

John McCreary/NHLI via Getty Images Equipment malfunctions and misplacements are nothing new in the NHL, with the likes of gloves, skates, and sticks sometimes giving players fits. During a game against the Anaheim Ducks at Capital One Arena on December … Continue reading

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Across the Pond: A Look at U.K. Capitals Fan Grant Green

Photo: @GrantGreen2 One of the greatest parts about sports is how much of an impact it has on fans everywhere, even internationally. In this piece, we’ll look at Grant Green, a Washington Capitals fan from the United Kingdom, who has … Continue reading

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Capitals Ticket Stub From Alex Ovechkin’s 2005 NHL Debut Sells For Nearly $6,000

Photo: 1capsfan/eBay NHL memorabilia is always fascinating to find whether through online auctions, antique malls, or garage sales. Recently, a Washington Capitals ticket stub from 2005 was sold for $5,988 on eBay. This wasn’t an ordinary ticket stub, though—it was … Continue reading

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Story of The New Year: Vancouver Canucks Assistant Equipment Manager Seeks, Finds Seattle Kraken Fan Who Alerted Him to Cancerous Mole

While the Year 2022 is not even one day old, the hockey world produced perhaps the story of the year so far. On Saturday, the Vancouver Canucks took to social media on behalf of Assistant Equipment Manager Brian “Red” Hamilton, … Continue reading

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To Connor, From Connor: Capitals Fan Receives Stick From McMichael During Warmups

Photos: @mikealper Connor Alper is a young Washington Capitals fan who traveled with his dad from Chicago to Detroit to watch the Capitals take on the Red Wings in a New Year’s Eve clash Friday night. His biggest wish was … Continue reading

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Red Wings’ Dylan Larkin Accidentally Knocks Over Fan’s Beer During Warmups, But Made It Up To Him

Photo: @BarDown There’s never a dull moment in hockey—even in warmups. On December 14 during pre-game skate between the New York Islanders and Detroit Red Wings, a little mishap occurred with Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin.

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