Category Archives: History

N1KY Throwback: Remembering Nicklas Backstrom’s Hat Trick Against The Montreal Canadiens in the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs – April 17, 2010

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images On April 15, 2021, Washington Capitals Center Nicklas Backstrom played in his 1,000th regular season game as a member of the team. While Stanley Cup Playoff games do not count in that number, Backstrom has been a … Continue reading

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Stick Taps to Nicky: Former and Current Teammates, Fellow Swedes, And More Pay Tribute To Nicklas Backstrom on the Night of His 1,000th Game

Photo: Getty Images Center Nicklas Backstrom has been not only an important piece of the Washington Capitals’ core for the past 14 seasons, he has been one of the franchise’s best players to have laced the skates. That’s why the … Continue reading

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Big Night For Big John: John Carlson Records 400th Career Assist in 800th Career Game

Photo: @Capitals The Washington Capitals’ 6-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday proved to be a big milestone night for multiple players. In addition to Alex Ovechkin reaching another power play milestone, and new addition Anthony Mantha’s first goal and … Continue reading

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On the Swede Side of History: Nicklas Backstrom Ties Daniel Alfredsson For Fourth-Most Assists By A Swedish-born Player; Moves Up NHL Assists List

Washington Capitals Center Nicklas Backstrom has long been established as one of the franchise’s all-time greatest players and during his NHL career has climbed the ranks of great players that hail from his native country of Sweden. In Sunday night’s … Continue reading

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Great Eight Magic: Alex Ovechkin Scores 20th Goal of the Season, Passes Brett Hull For Second-Most Power Play Goals In NHL History

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images Already having himself one heck of 2020-21 season after missing a handful of games due to being placed on the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol list, Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin has been on a tear as of … Continue reading

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Passing Mr. Hockey: Alex Ovechkin Passes Gordie Howe On Multi-Goal Games List

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images Just two periods after tying Brendan Shanahan in Even-Strength Points, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin not only surpassed that mark, but in scoring his second goal of the Caps’ game against the New Jersey Devils, … Continue reading

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Climbing On Up: Alex Ovechkin Ties Brendan Shanahan in Even-Strength Points By A Left Wing

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images Just one night ago, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin surpassed NHL great Mark Messier in even-strength goals with his 15th goal of the 2020-21 season. In the first period of the Capitals’ second meeting with … Continue reading

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Comin’ In Hot Against the Devils: Alex Ovechkin Scores Seventh Goal In Seven Games, Moves Past Mark Messier In Even-Strength Goals

Patrick Smith/Getty Images Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has been on goal-scoring tear in his team’s last handful of games, something that fans and his teammates are no strangers to. On Thursday night, the former first overall pick continued that … Continue reading

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Number 60 For Alex Ovechkin: Retro Recap: Washington Capitals vs Atlanta Thrashers, March 21, 2008

Photo: @Capitals The Washington Capitals have had many memorable games late in the month of March,  the official beginning of springtime. It’s typically a time frame when teams are solidifying their playoff position or making a late push to simply … Continue reading

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Shake, Rattle, On A Roll! Alex Ovechkin Scores Two Goals To Lift the Capitals Over the New York Rangers; John Carlson Moves Up in Capitals’ Record Books

Patrick Smith/Getty Images Heading into the Washington Capitals’ Friday night game against the New York Rangers, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin had scored in four straight games. With the Caps down 1-0 late in the third period, The Great Eight came … Continue reading

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