Category Archives: Game Re-Caps

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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Flyers Thump Capitals, 5-2

Photo: @Capitals The Washington Capitals fell to the Philadelphia Flyers 5-2 on Wednesday night at Capital One Arena. The loss drops the Capitals record to 40-20-6 (86 points) on the season. The Flyers win pulls them to within one point … Continue reading

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Saturday Night Regional Rivalry – Retro Recap: Washington Capitals vs New York Rangers – March 3, 1984

NHL The Washington Capitals and New York Rangers have long been natural rivals. Over the nearly 46 seasons the Capitals have been in the league, the two Eastern Conference and Atlantic region teams have met multiples times during the regular … Continue reading

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