Category Archives: History

The Streak: A Look Back at the Capitals’ Historic Winning Streak 10 Years Later – Part 1

Greg Fiume/Getty Images North America On January 13, 2010, the Washington Capitals beat the Florida Panthers on the road in a shootout in a game in which they had fallen behind 4-1, only to come back to win in a … Continue reading

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Sunrise Begins After Darkness – Retro Recap: Washington Capitals vs Florida Panthers – January 13, 2010

Joel Auerbach/Getty Images The 2009-10 season saw the Washington Capitals capture the franchise’s first-ever President’s Trophy and 121 points. A major part of their success that season came during the early part of 2010, which was highlighted by a 14-game … Continue reading

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12 Years Ago Today, Alex Ovechkin Signed The First $100 Million Contract In NHL History

Photo: @mikecommito Friday marked the 12-year anniversary of Washington Capitals signed captain Alex Ovechkin becoming the first player to sign a $100 million contract in NHL history. His contract was worth $124 million over 13 years ($9.54 million cap hit).

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Alex Ovechkin Ties Teemu Selanne For 11th-most Goals In NHL History With Second Goal In Win Over Ottawa

As if scoring an answering goal to a close, no-goal call in the second period, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin moved into a tie with Hall of Famer Teemu Selanne for 11th all-time on the NHL’s Goals Scored List with his … Continue reading

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Oh Captain, New Captain: Retro Recap – Washington Capitals vs Montreal Canadiens – January 5, 2010

Greg Fiume/Getty Images North America Ten years ago, on January 5, 2010, the Capitals were set to play the Montreal Canadiens at home. They had been riding a three-game losing streak that started after trading their captain, Chris Clark, to … Continue reading

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Retro Recap – Washington Capitals vs. New York Rangers – 1/3/2009 – Saturday Night’s For Bad Fighting

Len Redkoles/Getty Images North America Just over 11 years ago, the Washington Capitals played the New York Rangers in their second home game of the new year on January 3, 2009. In this latest Retro Recap, Diane Doyle takes a … Continue reading

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Helper of the Decade: Nicklas Backstrom Records 513th Assist, 700th Point of the Decade on Tom Wilson’s Goal Against the New York Islanders

Already part of the most victorious team of the decade, and having reached a number of personal milestones to his name, Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom made more history in Tuesday’s 4-3 loss to the New York Islanders by assisting on … Continue reading

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Decade of Dominance: A Look At Individual Moments and Milestones of the Last 10 Years of Capitals Hockey

During the last decade, the Capitals led the NHL in wins, and were the third-most successful team in any decade, one marked by playoff failures, fantastic regular season success, and the franchise’s first Stanley Cup in 2018. During this period … Continue reading

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Similar Paths, Diverging Course: The Washington Capitals, the Philadelphia Flyers, and The Road Not Taken

Graphic: @epoole88 There are times after a particularly traumatic Stanley Cup Playoff exit that ends a team’s season prematurely, in which fans and some pundits insist that the team in question needs a culture change, from suggestions to trade the … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Moves Into Third In All-Time Power Play Goals

Greg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images Since he entered the league in 2005-06, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has made the Caps’ power play one of the most lethal in the league. His characteristic one-timer from his “office” has become one of … Continue reading

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