Category Archives: History

Ten Years Ago – Capitals Appoint Boudreau Head Coach

When November 22 rolls around each year, most Americans above a certain age associate the day with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.  It is also a day that is close to Thanksgiving, either on the day before or … Continue reading

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Ben Raby Autographing Event: “100 Things Capitals Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die”

Photos: Ben Raby On Sunday, sports journalist Ben Raby appeared at Just One More Page, a bookstore located in Falls Church, Virginia, to sign copies of his new book “100 Things Capitals Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die”. 

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Braden Holtby Milestone Wins

In his NHL career, Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby has accumulated an impressive resume, which includes over 200 wins, a Vezina Trophy win and runner-up, and tying the legendary Martin Brodeur’s record for most wins in a single season. In this … Continue reading

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Capitals Back in Action Against Bruins at TD Garden

Photo: NHL The Washington Capitals (6-6-1, 13 pts) will play their only game of a one-game road trip on Saturday when they visit the Boston Bruins (5-3-3, 13 pts) on Saturday night at TD Garden. The Capitals will look to … Continue reading

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Records by the Dozen: Looking At Past 12-Game Starts by the Capitals

Bleacher Report Through the first 12 games of the 2017-18 season, the Capitals have played their way to a 5-6-1 record, despite a plethora of injuries to key players such as defenseman Matt Niskanen and right wing Brett Connolly. While … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Alumni Profile: Michal Pivonka

Photo: NHL In the 43-year history of the Capitals, the team has had a number of talented, playmaking forwards. While current first-line center Nicklas Backstrom is the team’s all-time assists leader, the record was formerly held by one of the … Continue reading

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Retro Recap: Washington Capitals versus Philadelphia Flyers – November 1, 2013

Photo: Getty Images With the Washington Capitals playing the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on October 14, 2017, and the Caps having finished another fight-filled affair only the day before, NoVa Caps’ Diane Doyle looks at another Caps-Flyers … Continue reading

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Silent Swede: Nicklas Backstrom Continues to Quietly Climb the Capitals’ Record Books

While Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin and rookie Nathan Walker have been generating most of the hockey headlines in the DMV in the last few days, star center Nicklas Backstrom is once again flying under the radar, as he has done … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin: Once in Nearly a Century

Graphic: @Smittysdesigns When Alexander Ovechkin was drafted by the Washington Capitals in 2004, he was expected to be a generational talent, much like NHL greats Mario Lemieux and Wayne Gretzky. And while both of those players were adept at scoring … Continue reading

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Retro Recap: A Past Opening Day – October 5, 2005

With the Washington Capitals’ home opener of October 5, 2017, against the Ottawa Senators now complete (featuring a hat trick by Alexander Ovechkin), I found myself thinking of a past opener that took place 12 years ago on that particular date. 

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