Category Archives: History

Historic Clinching: Retro Recap – Washington Capitals at Calgary Flames – February 24, 1983

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images In February 1983, the Washington Capitals embarked on a road trip in Canada with stops in Edmonton, Calgary, and Montreal. One of their goals on this road trip was to clinch a berth in the Stanley Cup … Continue reading

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The Defunct Southeast Division: No Longer “South-least”

Photo: New England Flag and Banner For most of the Alex Ovechkin era, the Washington Capitals played in what was known as the Southeast Division, which was eliminated prior to the 2013-14 season with a number of division re-alignments. For … Continue reading

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The Goal: “Part Deux” – Retro Recap – Washington Capitals vs Montreal Canadians – February 18, 2009

Mike Carlson/Associated Press In the history of the Washington Capitals, the month of February has seemed to be one in which players have either good fortune or a knack, for scoring memorable, highlight-reel goals, including current team captain Alex Ovechkin. … Continue reading

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To Hockey, With Love: A Look at the Washington Capitals on Valentine’s Day

Christian Peterson/Getty Images North America February 14, better known as Valentine’s Day, is a day typically associated with romantic occasions with one’s significant other. While Valentine’s Day has not typically been a “standing” date on the Washington Capitals’ calendar, the … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Alumni Profile: Bob Sirois

Photo: Chantal Poirier/Journal de Montreal Over the the course of their 47-year history, the Washington Capitals have had a number of different players don the sweater number, “25”, including names such as Doug Jarvis, Viktor Kozlov, Jason Chimera, and Devante … Continue reading

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Marquee Sundays: A Look At the Washington Capitals On Super Bowl Sunday

Getty Images On Super Bowl Sunday, which falls on February 7 this year, Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs will be trying for their second consecutive Super Bowl victory against six-time champion Tom Brady, the longtime New England Patriots … Continue reading

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10-Game Power Streak: A Look Back on the Washington Capitals’ 10-Game Win Streak of 1983-84

Getty Images The 1983-84 season for the Washington Capitals could simply be described as a roller coaster ride. It began with a seven-game losing streak that was followed by a five-game winning streak. On January 11, they finally climbed over … Continue reading

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A Broken Nose and Four Goals – Retro Recap – Washington Capitals vs Montreal Canadians – January 31, 2008

NHL After returning to the Washington Capitals’ lineup in typical fashion on January 30, 2021, Alex Ovechkin’s propensity for scoring goals was on full display over a decade ago today in a contest against the Montreal Canadiens. In this Retro … Continue reading

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“I Wish You Continued Success and Many More In A Capitals Jersey”: Peter Bondra Congratulates Nicklas Backstrom On Passing Him in Franchise Games Played

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images While the NHL debut of top prospect Connor McMichael in the Washington Capitals’ 4-3 shootout loss to the Buffalo Sabres was one of the most-talked about moments of the game, star center Nicklas Backstrom also … Continue reading

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The Goal: Retro Recap – Washington Capitals at Phoenix Coyotes – January 16, 2006

Typically in mid-January, the NHL is just past the midpoint of their season, with certain teams having established themselves as contenders, while other teams have established themselves as mediocrities, or bottom feeders in the league standings. In January 2006, the … Continue reading

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