Category Archives: History

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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A Deuce, Then A Dud: Washington Capitals Two-Year Wonders

NHL Any fans of music know that there are some artists who seemingly come out of nowhere to have one mega-hit song, but could never replicate the same success in any of their subsequent works. Every NHL team has had players who … Continue reading

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One and Done: Washington Capitals One-Hit Wonders – Forwards

NHL Any fans of music know that there are some artists who seemingly come out of nowhere to have one mega-hit song, but could never replicate the same success in any of their subsequent works. Every NHL team has had … Continue reading

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Capitals Alumni Profile: Ryan Walter

The Washington Capitals have had a total of 14 captains in their 46-year history in the NHL, with notable names such as Yvon Labre, Rod Langway, Dale Hunter, and Alex Ovechkin among them. While he may not have been as … Continue reading

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Capitals Alumni Profile: Bobby Gould

Photo credit: @Capitals Over the last decade or so, the Washington Capitals have had a number of different players don the sweater number, “23”, with names like Milan Jurcina, Scott Hannan, and Dmitrij Jaskin dotting the lineup. In this latest … Continue reading

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Bench Boss Level Up: Greatest Head Coaching Upgrades in Washington Capitals History

Recently, sports media platform The Athletic released an article on the greatest upgrades in the history of each NHL team. In the case of the Washington Capitals, it was the hiring of David Poile as General Manager that made the … Continue reading

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Like Father, Like Sons: A Look At Father And Son Combinations in the NHL

Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images Over the years, the National Hockey League has seen its fair share of families within its ranks, from siblings to distant relatives. One of the less frequently seen family combinations is that of pairs of … Continue reading

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Going Gray While Lighting the Lamp: A Look at Goal Production at an Advanced Age and Alex Ovechkin’s Chances of Catching Gretzky

USA TODAY At the age of 34, Washington Capitals Captain Alex Ovechkin already has over 40 goals for the 2019-20 season (currently on hiatus) and has already scored the 700th career goal of his NHL career.  The question has been … Continue reading

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Eight Years Ago Saturday, Joel Ward Scored In Game 7 Overtime To Help Capitals Eliminate Defending Champions

Photo: NHL via Getty Images Eight years ago Saturday, forward Joel Ward scored the Game 7 overtime winner at TD Garden to help the Washington Capitals eliminate the defending Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins and advance to Round 2 of … Continue reading

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