Category Archives: Game Re-Caps

Climactic Clinching at Home – Retro Recap: Washington Capitals vs Florida Panthers – April 5, 2008

Photo by John McDonnell TWP The Washington Capitals were about to play their last game of the 2007-08 season, and on the verge of completing a nearly impossible run to the playoffs. On Thanksgiving Day, the Capitals had the worst … Continue reading

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A Look Back at the Capitals Season-Ending, Playoff-Clinching Winning Streak of 2007-2008

Photo: NHL via Getty Images On March 21, 2008, the Washington Capitals beat the Atlanta Thrashers 5-3, in a game in which they were trailing 3-1 after two periods. The comeback win would be a sign of things to come … Continue reading

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Scoring Up A Storm And Setting Records – Retro Recap: Washington Capitals @ Carolina Hurricanes – March 25, 2008

Photo: NHL via Getty Images Over his 15-season National Hockey League career, Washington Capitals Captain Alex Ovechkin has become one of the NHL’s best goal-scorers of all-time, setting, tying, and breaking multiple league accolades. However during his rise up the … Continue reading

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See-Saw Fight in Landover – Retro Recap: Washington Capitals vs Philadelphia Flyers – March 23, 1986

Steve Babineau/Getty Images During the 1985-86 season, the rivalry between the Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers was very strong. In late March of 1986, the Flyers were in first place in the Patrick Division with a record of 48-21-4 and … Continue reading

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A Whale of a Hat Trick in Hartford – Retro Recap: Washington Capitals vs Hartford Whalers – March 18, 1989

NHL Just minutes before the NHL Trade Deadline of March 7, 1989, the Washington Capitals made a blockbuster trade with the Minnesota North Stars.  In exchange for the then-franchise leader in Goals Scored, Mike Gartner, and offensive defenseman Larry Murphy, … Continue reading

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A “Hot Stick” in the Sunshine State – Retro Recap: Washington Capitals vs Tampa Bay Lightning – March 19, 2009

Photo: AP/Mike Carlson In mid-March of the 2008-09 season, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin was chasing the 50-goal milestone for the third time in his career, in his fourth season in the NHL. At that time, the Capitals were … Continue reading

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“Backstrom From the Brink” – Retro Recap: Washington Capitals @ Chicago Blackhawks – March 14, 2010

Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images The Washington Capitals have captured three President’s Trophies (best record at the end of the season) in their nearly 46-year history, all coming within the previous decade. While the team dominated regular season play in … Continue reading

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Capitals Storm Back In The Third But Fall To Sabres 3-2 (SO); Alex Ovechkin Scores 48th Of The Season

Photo: Bill Wippert/Getty Images The Washington Capitals fell to the Buffalo Sabres, who snapped a six-game regulation losing streak, by a score of 3-2 in a shootout at KeyBank Center on Monday night. The point elevated the Capitals over the … Continue reading

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Capitals Pound Penguins, 5-2; Richard Panik Posts Second Consecutive Multi-Point Effort; Nic Dowd Nets Two

Photo: Joe Sargent/Getty Images The Washington Capitals pounded the Pittsburgh Penguins by a score of 5-2 at PPG Paints Arena on Saturday afternoon. The victory lifted the Capitals two points ahead of the Philadelphia Flyers for first in the Metropolitan … Continue reading

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Mika Zibanejad’s Five Goals Power Rangers Past Capitals, 6-5 (OT); Ilya Kovalchuk Nets First Goal As A Capital

Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images The Washington Capitals fell the New York Rangers by a score of 6-5 in overtime at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night. The overtime loss pushed the Capitals to into a tie with the Philadelphia Flyers … Continue reading

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