Category Archives: History

Capitals Alumni Profile: Brian Pothier

Getty Images In the history of the Capitals, a total of 17 players have worn No. 2 on the back of their sweaters, with defenseman Matt Niskanen currently holding the distinction. Before Niskanen joined the Capitals in 2014, the number … Continue reading

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Red Reflection: Despite the Playoff Failures, the Young Guns Era Certainly Left Me With Some Memories

Mitchell Layton/Getty Images I have been a Capitals fan all my life ( I was born just days after the Capitals lost Game 4 of the 1998 Stanley Cup Final) and while I may not remember the first Caps game … Continue reading

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Capitals Alumni Profile: Alan May

Photo: NHL Alan May is one of the most recognizable faces among Capitals fans, as the former NHLer is a staple on Capitals television broadcasts on NBC Sports Washington, and is not afraid to give straightforward analysis on the team’s … Continue reading

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Capitals Alumni Profile: Mike Ridley

Photo: NHL Over the years, the Capitals have had a number of offensive weapons in their arsenal to employ against the opposition’s defense. One such player was longtime forward Mike Ridley. In NoVa Caps’ latest Capitals Alumni Profile, Diane Doyle … Continue reading

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Capitals Great Peter Bondra Elected To D.C. Sports Hall of Fame

Mitchell Layton/Getty Images After Alex Ovechkin, the title of Greatest Washington Capital may belong to longitme forward Peter Bondra, who in his time in the District, wowed fans, analysts, and opponents with spectacular offensive skills and production, much like Ovechkin. … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Alumni Profile: Dave Christian

Photo: Monumental Network Over the years, the Capitals’ roster has featured players that represented their respective countries in the Winter Olympics (when the NHL allowed player participation), whether during their respective careers in Washington or before or after. One such … Continue reading

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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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