Category Archives: History

The Last Hurrah: Stanley Cup Contenders Who Fell From the Promised Land

Photo: Getty Images Throughout NHL history, there have been a number of teams who have made the Stanley Cup Final only to fall into mediocrity for years following their appearance in the “Big Dance”. This list includes teams at the … Continue reading

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52 In A Decade – Remembering Mike Green’s Time With the Washington Capitals

Greg Fiume/Getty Images North America A few days ago, former and longtime Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green, announced his retirement from the NHL after 15 seasons, 10 of them in Washington. Over the course of his time in the District, … Continue reading

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Desert Island Tales – Stanley Cup Playoff History Between the Washington Capitals and New York Islanders

As the Washington Capitals prepare to meet the New York Islanders in Round 1 of the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs, it’s time to examine the playoff history between the Capitals and the Islanders. In traveling down memory lane, long time … Continue reading

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A Bear of a Rivalry Brewin’: Stanley Cup Playoff History Between the Washington Capitals and Boston Bruins

Elsa/Getty Images As the Washington Capitals prepare to meet the Boston Bruins on Sunday, August 9, 2020 in their third and final round robin game to determine 2020 playoff seeding, NoVa Caps’ Diane Doyle takes time to take a quick … Continue reading

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The Ice Is Flying: A Look at the Playoff History Between the Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images As the Washington Capitals prepare to meet the Philadelphia Flyers in Thursday’s round robin game to determine playoff seeding, NoVa Caps’ Diane Doyle is taking a quick look back at the playoff history between the Capitals … Continue reading

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Lightning Strikes From The Past: Playoff History Between The Washington Capitals and Tampa Bay Lightning

Photo: Dirk Shadd | Tampa Bay Times As the Washington Capitals prepare to meet the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday in their first round robin game to determine playoff seeding, it’s time to take a quick look back at the … Continue reading

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Skating Into the Past: A Look At the Washington Capitals’ Playoff History

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images North America With the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs just around the corner in the league’s delayed postseason schedule, NoVa Caps’ Diane Doyle examines the playoff history for the Washington Capitals, who are coming off a 3-2 exhibition … Continue reading

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Let’s Go (Development) Camping: A Look Back At the Washington Capitals’ Development Camp of 2010

Photo: John McDonald/The Washington Post As I [NoVa Caps’ writer Diane Doyle] sit here writing this piece on a hot sunny day in July 2020, I think about what the summer season should represent. Normally, early July is the time … Continue reading

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Offensive Defensemen: 20-Goal Scorers From The Washington Capitals Blueline

One notable Washington Capitals tradition has been defensemen who were also great contributors on the offensive end. Throughout the years, the Capitals have had eight  defensemen on their roster who have topped 20 goals.

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Capitals Alumni Profile: Alan Haworth

Photo: Unknown The 1980’s was the decade in which the Washington Capitals began to rise to prominence as a playoff contender, though they were never able to capture Lord Stanley’s Cup. In this latest Capitals Alumni Profile, NoVa Caps takes … Continue reading

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