Category Archives: Game Re-Caps

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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The Goal: Retro Recap – Washington Capitals at Phoenix Coyotes – January 16, 2006

Typically in mid-January, the NHL is just past the midpoint of their season, with certain teams having established themselves as contenders, while other teams have established themselves as mediocrities, or bottom feeders in the league standings. In January 2006, the … 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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Capitals Scrape Sabres, 6-4, In Peter Laviolette’s Debut; T.J. Oshie Earns Three Points

Photo: Sara Schmidle/Getty Images The Washington Capitals opened the 2020-21 season with a 6-4 victory at the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Arena on Thursday. Goaltender Ilya Samsonov made 22 saves in the win.

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A First Hat Trick for A Gr8 Win – Retro Recap: Washington Capitals at Mighty Ducks of Anaheim – January 13, 2006

Mike Cassesse/Reuters Over his now 16-year career, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has delighted hundreds of thousands of fans with many a goal celebration. Of his 706 career goals, 81 of them (11.4%) have come on hat tricks. The active … Continue reading

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Hunting For 1,000 Points – Retro Recap: Washington Capitals vs Philadelphia Flyers – January 9, 1998

Getty Images In early January 1998, the Philadelphia Flyers arrived in Washington to play the Capitals in their first visit to the Nation’s capital since the Capitals had moved from U.S. Air Arena (long-known as the Capital Centre) in Landover, … Continue reading

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A Prime Time Winter Classic: Retro Recap – Washington Capitals @ Pittsburgh Penguins – January 1, 2011

Jamie Sabau/Getty Images North America The 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic game between the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins that took place on New Year’s Day 2011 was a greatly-hyped game. In just three years of existence, the Bridgestone NHL … Continue reading

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Maruk Flies High Against the Jets: Retro Recap – Washington Capitals vs Winnipeg Jets – December 4, 1981

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Over their 46-year history, the Washington Capitals have had some memorable games during the early December time frame. One such game took place on December 4, 1981, a home game against the Winnipeg Jets which featured one … Continue reading

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A Win Before the True Blues of Winter: Retro Recap – Capitals at St. Louis Blues – December 1, 2010

Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images North America Over the last few weeks, NoVa Caps’ Diane Doyle has been revisiting past games in Washington Capitals’ history in NoVa Caps’ Retro Recaps series. This Double R feature looks at a game the Capitals played … Continue reading

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A Pyrrhic Victory and Casualties in Carolina: Retro Recap – Washington Capitals @ Carolina Hurricanes – November 30, 2009

Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images Continuing a recent stretch of NoVa Caps’ Retro Recaps, Diane Doyle takes a look back at a game played in November 2009, at a time when the Washington Capitals were battling for the Eastern Conference … Continue reading

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