Category Archives: History

Alex Ovechkin Scores Career Goal 791 In 3-0 Win Over Calgary Flames

Screen cap: NBC Sports Alex Ovechkin scored the 791st goal of his career in a 3-0 win over the Calgary Flames and is now just nine goals away from reaching the 800-goal plateau. He is just 11 goals away from … Continue reading

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Surprise, Surprise: Goal No. 790 Brings With It More Historical Significance For Alex Ovechkin

John McCreary/NHLI via Getty Images As if the Washington Capitals’ 3-2 come-from-behind overtime victory against the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night at Capital One Arena wasn’t already a morale boost to the locker room, the game-winning goal by captain Alex … Continue reading

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The Renaissance Run: Bruce Boudreau Named 14th Head Coach in Franchise History On This Day 15 Years Ago

NHL On this day 15 years ago, the Washington Capitals named then-Hershey Bears (American Hockey League) Head Coach Bruce Boudreau the 14th Head Coach in franchise history on an interim basis. The promotion of the longtime minor leagues coach would … Continue reading

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John Carlson Records 600th Point in 5-1 Win Over Tampa Bay, Becomes First Capitals’ Defenseman To Reach 600 Points

Screen cap: Capitals Capitals Defenseman John Carlson wasted no time in making his presence known after missing six games with a lower-body injury. In his first game back, a 5-1 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning at home on Friday … Continue reading

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Overtime Goal Hunter: Retro Recap – Washington Capitals vs. Montreal Canadiens – October 16, 1989

Photo: NHL Early in the 1989-90 season, the Washington Capitals journeyed to the Montreal Forum to do battle with Canadiens. Throughout their history, the Capitals had great difficulty beating the Canadiens in their home ice. Going into this particular game, … Continue reading

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Opening Up! Washington Capitals Vs. Boston Bruins – Looking Back At Their Past Opening Night Matchups

Photo: Nick Wass/Associated Press It’s finally here. Opening night for the 2022-23 NHL season is upon us, with the Boston Bruins coming into DC to play the Capitals on Wednesday night. This opening day meeting will be the fourth time … Continue reading

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Where Did Everybody Go? Capitals First Round Draft Picks Could Be Few And Far Between On Opening Night

Photo: NHL The Washington Capitals have generally been a team that has populated their lineup with numerous first-round picks from the NHL draft. However, the 2022-23 opening night roster could have a dearth of Capitals first-rounders, especially first-rounders selected by … Continue reading

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The Defense Rests: Long-Haulers Keith Yandle, Zdeno Chara, and PK Subban Retire From NHL

Photo: NHL via Getty Images Tuesday marked the retirement of three long-time NHL defensemen: Keith Yandle, Zdeno Chara, and P.K Subban. It is a momentous occasion when a player makes it to the NHL. But no matter how great a … Continue reading

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End of the Road?: NHL Veterans Still Unsigned For 2022-23

Photo: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images With NHL Training Camps set to start in less than two weeks, a number of NHL veteran free agents still remain unsigned for the 2022-23 season and could be facing the end of their careers in … Continue reading

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Bruce Boudreau Reflects On 9/11 And How A Last-Minute Flight Change Saved His Life

PHOTO: BOB FRID-USA TODAY SPORTS How fickle the flying finger of fate. And how different history could have unfolded as a result. Former Washington Capitals Head Coach, Bruce Boudreau, was originally scheduled to fly to Los Angeles on United Airlines … Continue reading

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