Category Archives: History

From Kolzig to Holtby: Looking At the Washington Capitals’ Goalie Carousel – Part 1

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images To Washington Capitals fans, the 2006 NHL Entry Draft is best known as the draft in which the Capitals drafted Nicklas Backstrom with the fourth overall pick.  At the same time, the Caps realized that longtime franchise … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Honor Nicklas Backstrom’s 600th Assist Milestone Before Game Against the Pittsburgh Penguins

Photos: @Capitals Since his rookie season in 2007-08, Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom has risen to become one of the league’s best and most underrated playmakers, and the greatest in franchise history. And after recording his 600th career assist in the … Continue reading

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Smokin’ Al Koken: A Look At Al Koken’s Illustrious Broadcasting Career With the Capitals

Photo: Washington Capitals Al Koken is a name that is synonymous with Washington Capitals hockey, and for good reason. For more than 30 seasons, “Smokin Al” has helped bring the experience of Capitals television broadcasts into fans’ living rooms. From … Continue reading

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Capitals Milestones Achieved in First Ten Games of the 2018-19 Season

Several Washington Capitals players have achieved career milestones during the first ten games of the 2018-19 season:

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Capitals Alumni Profile: Dino Ciccarelli

Over their 44-year history, the Capitals have had a number of high profile names don the team sweater, and many of those had success with the team or became household names at other points in their NHL careers. Many of … Continue reading

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Capitals Alumni Profile: Troy Brouwer

Joel Auerback/Getty Images North America While right wing T.J. Oshie has manned the slot on the Capitals’ lethal power play for the last three seasons, it was former Capital Troy Brouwer who first provided the team with a weapon in … Continue reading

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10th Anniversary: A Look Back at the Washington Capitals’ 2008-09 Season

Photo: NHL via Getty Images The 2008-09 season began with much hope for the Washington Capitals, despite the fact, they were eliminated in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs the season before.  There were many reasons for that: 

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The First Night: Looking Back At the Capitals’ First Regular Season Game

Goalie Ron Low #1 of the Washington Capitals makes the save during an NHL game against the New York Rangers on October 9, 1974 at the Madison Square Garden Photo by B Bennett/Getty Images Every October, the Capitals play the … Continue reading

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Honoring Abe: The Man Who Brought The NHL To Washington

As Stanley Cup rings are delivered and a banner prepared for revealing, it is appropriate to reflect on those responsible for bringing a Stanley Cup to Washington. Of course, fans can thank the players, coaches, General Manager Brian MacLellan, and … Continue reading

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Retro Recap: Washington Capitals vs Boston Bruins – October 1, 2009

Elsa/Getty Images With the Washington Capitals playing the Boston Bruins in their inaugural game of the 2019-20 season on October 3, 2018, it almost coincides with another Opening Night contest between the two teams in 2009.  While the opener in … Continue reading

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