Category Archives: History

Capitals Alumni Profile: Greg Joly

Over their 45-year history, the Capitals have selected a total of 437 players in the NHL draft, with some selections turning into stars and others falling well short of expectations, with some somewhere in between. With the 2019 NHL Entry … Continue reading

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Climbing the Books: Washington Capitals Career Milestones Reached in 2018-2019

The 2018-2019 was a good season for the Capitals, although they fell short of their ultimate goal of repeating as Stanley Cup champions. During the regular season, many of the team’s players managed to reach career milestones.  Prior to the … Continue reading

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Tables Turned: Capitals Eliminated Nearly Seven Years to the Day They Eliminated the Boston Bruins From the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images The Capitals’ run as the defending Stanley Cup champions is now officially over and while the sting from what could have been will likely linger for awhile, the Caps find their 2018-19 season ended in an … Continue reading

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Multiple Milestones Reached In Game 5 vs. Hurricanes For Capitals

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images Six goals in Game 5 meant a lot of milestones were hit for the Washington Capitals. As much fun as the team had in their 6-0 win in the Carolina Hurricanes, the fact that some set … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Moves Up All-Time Playoff Scoring List With Game 4 Goal, Tied with Evgeni Malkin for 26th All-Time

Photo: Grant Halverson/Getty Images While the Capitals’ 2-1, series-evening loss to the Carolina Hurricanes put a dent in the mood of the team, and fans, the Caps’ lone goal came on the power play from Alex Ovechkin, who was serenaded … Continue reading

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Capitals Alex Ovechkin Scores 50th Goal of Season; Moves Up NHL Record Books…Again

Photo: NHL via Getty Images After what seemed like an eternity, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin notched his 50th goal of the 2018-19 season at the 14:35 mark of the third period of play against the Tampa Bay Lightning, adding another … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Scores 20th Goal of Season Against Tampa Bay Lightning, Moves Into Eighth Place In Points For Swedish-born Players

Photo: NHL Via Getty Images Known primarily for his exceptional assist totals, Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom scored his 20th goal of the 2018-19 season (his fourth consecutive 20-goal campaign) in the first period of the Capitals’ March 30, 2019 matchup … Continue reading

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Capitals Alumni Profile – Alexander Semin

Photo: Dilip Vashwanat/Getty Images In the early years of the Alex Ovechkin era, the Capitals’ now-captain was one of two prominent goal scorers on the team that would eventually form the nucleus of the team’s core. The other, Alexander Semin, … Continue reading

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GMBM on Ice: A Look At Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan’s NHL Career

Photo credit: Unknown Over the 100-plus years of the NHL’s existence, many former players have gone on to work for teams’ front offices in multiple roles, providing teams with a valuable amount of knowledge of the game of hockey and … Continue reading

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Capitals Alumni Profile: Rod Langway

Photo: @Capitals One of the greatest defenseman in Washington Capitals franchise history, Rod Langway’s playing style, leadership, and persona earned him the nickname “Secretary of Defense”, and his arrival to the team in 1982 was franchise-changing.  In this latest Capitals … Continue reading

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