Category Archives: History

The Last 92: A Look Back at Michael Nylander’s Capitals Career

Photo: Getty Images In the 43-year history of the Capitals, just three players have worn No. 92 on the back of their sweaters. While budding superstar Evgeny Kuznetsov is the most recent and current owner of the number, longtime NHLer … Continue reading

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Looking Back at the Jason Chimera Trade

Mark Goldman/Icon SMI It was on December 28, 2009, when the Washington Capitals traded right winger and then-captain Chris Clark and defenseman, Milan Jurcina to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for left winger Jason Chimera. 

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Capitals Alumni Profile: Kevin Hatcher

Just over 25 years ago on January 23, 1993, former Capitals defenseman Kevin Hatcher scored his 20th goal of the 1992-93 season to help the Caps beat the then-expansion Ottawa Senators by a score of 6-4 at the Capital Centre. … Continue reading

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Retro Recap: Washington Capitals vs Carolina Hurricanes – November 6, 2008

Photo: Getty Images With the Caps having just finished back-to-back games against the Carolina Hurricanes and with the second of that set of games featuring a very late comeback win for the Caps, it brings back memories of another game … Continue reading

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Brian Bellows – A Short But Memorable Capitals Career

Photos: Getty Images Brian Bellows spent the last part of the 1997-1998 season and the entire 1998-1999 season with the Washington Capitals.  The Caps turned out to be the last team for which he played.  While his tenure with the … Continue reading

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Capitals Alumni Profile – Dale Hunter

Photos: Getty Images With the Capitals recently going to Brooklyn to play the New York Islanders, their fans had one more opportunity to become riled up at Tom Wilson.  It was back in the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs between the … Continue reading

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Retro Recap: Panthers Top Capitals in Record-Setting Shootout

Three years ago today, the Washington Capitals and Florida Panthers met for the second time of the 2014-15 season. Washington took the first meeting at Verizon Center back on Saturday, October 18 by a 2-1 final in a shootout. The … Continue reading

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December 12, 2008: Capitals’ Website Producer Suits Up as Backup Goaltender

Photo: Mitchell Layton/Getty Images Nine years ago, Capitals’ goaltender Jose Theodore left the Capitals’ game against the Ottawa Senators because of a hip flexor injury he sustained during the Capitals’ morning skate. Former-Capitals goalie Semyon Varlamov, now with the Colorado Avalanche, … Continue reading

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Retro Recap: Washington Capitals vs San Jose Sharks – October 15, 2009

Greg Fiume/Getty Images With the San Jose Sharks coming into Capital One Arena to play the Washington Capitals tonight, it may bring back memories of past matchups between the Sharks and Caps.  Throughout their history, the Capitals have had trouble … Continue reading

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Capitals Alumni Profile: Bengt-Ake Gustafsson

The Capitals have had a number of great centers in their 43-year history in the NHL. One of those centers was Swede Bengt Gustafsson. In NoVa Caps’ latest Capitals Alumni Profile, NoVa Caps’ Diane Doyle takes a look back at … Continue reading

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