Category Archives: Game Re-Caps

Renewin’ A Bruin Rivalry — Stanley Cup Playoff History Between the Washington Capitals and Boston Bruins

As the Washington Capitals prepare to meet the Boston Bruins in the first round of the 2020-21 Stanley Cup Playoffs, NoVa Caps’ Diane Doyle takes a quick look back at the playoff history between the two teams.

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Bears Fall to Lehigh Valley Phantoms 5-3, Axel Jonsson-Fjallby Among Scorers For Bears

Lehigh Valley Phantoms The Hershey Bears fell to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 5-3, Wednesday night at the PPL Center in Allentown, PA. The loss moves the Bears record to 20-7-2-0 (42 points) on the season.

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N1KY Throwback: Remembering Nicklas Backstrom’s Hat Trick Against The Montreal Canadiens in the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs – April 17, 2010

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images On April 15, 2021, Washington Capitals Center Nicklas Backstrom played in his 1,000th regular season game as a member of the team. While Stanley Cup Playoff games do not count in that number, Backstrom has been a … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Scores Two Goals Against Philadelphia – Needs Just One More to Tie Marcel Dionne For 5th Place On All-Time List

Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images Alex Ovechkin scored two goals in Saturday’s 6-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers. He now  needs just one more goal to tie Marcel Dionne for fifth place on the All-Time List for NHL goals with … Continue reading

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Capitals Blast Bruins, 8-1; Sheary, Oshie, Eller Score Twice

Photo: Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images The Washington Capitals defeated the Boston Bruins 8-1 at TD Garden on Sunday. The win improved the Capitals’ record to 27-11-4 (58 points) on the season and remain in a tie for first place … Continue reading

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Capitals Down Devils, 4-0; Samsonov Records First Shutout of the Season, Ovechkin, Backstrom, Sheary Score

Photo: @Capitals The Washington Capitals defeated the New Jersey Devils 4-0 at Capital One Arena on Friday. The win improved the Capitals record to 22-7-4 (48 points) on the season and first place in the MassMutual East Division. Goaltender Ilya … Continue reading

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Number 60 For Alex Ovechkin: Retro Recap: Washington Capitals vs Atlanta Thrashers, March 21, 2008

Photo: @Capitals The Washington Capitals have had many memorable games late in the month of March,  the official beginning of springtime. It’s typically a time frame when teams are solidifying their playoff position or making a late push to simply … Continue reading

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Fighting The Flyers in Landover – Retro Recap: Washington Capitals vs Philadelphia Flyers – March 13, 1982

The Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers have developed a very intense rivalry over the years. In the early days of the Caps’ existence, the Flyers would dominate the Capitals, but eventually the matchup became more even. In this piece, NoVa … Continue reading

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Downtown Dowd — Ilya Samsonov Earns First NHL Point On Nic Dowd’s Long-Distance Empty Net Goal

In addition to winning his fourth game of the season and his second against the Philadelphia, Capitals’ goalie Ilya Samsonov earned his first career NHL Point against the Flyers on Thursday night. He provided the primary assist on Nic Dowd’s … Continue reading

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Bruins Blast Capitals, 5-1; Nicklas Backstrom Earns 700th Career Assist

Photo: Brian Babineau/Getty Images The Washington Capitals fell to the Boston Bruins by a score of 5-1 at TD Garden on Friday. The loss kept the Capitals tied with the New York Islanders and put them just one point ahead … Continue reading

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