Category Archives: History

So You Think Your Team’s Postseason History Has Been Bad? – Playoff Failures In Perspective

Screen cap: Youtube After losing in Round 1 for the fourth consecutive season, it’s not difficult for Washington Capitals fans to feel depressed about their team, especially when their core players are growing long in the tooth. But, to put … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Scores 48th Goal of the Season, Ties Teemu Selanne For Most Goals By a Player Aged 36 or Older

Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images Already having had a milestone 2021-22 regular season, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scored his 48th goal of the year against the Colorado Avalanche, and once more found himself in the NHL record books.

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Alex Ovechkin Records 1,400th NHL Point With 43rd Goal of 2021-22 Season

Patrick Smith/Getty Images Alex Ovechkin recorded his 1,400th NHL point against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday Night.  He earned it when he scored a goal at 15:10 of the first period.

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No. 8 at Number 3: Alex Ovechkin Scores 767th Career Goal to Pass Jaromir Jagr for Third Place in NHL History

Photo: Robb Carr/NHL via Getty Images Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scored his 767th career goal against the New York Islanders on Tuesday night. The goal moved him ahead of one-time Capital Jaromir Jagr (766) for sole possession of third … Continue reading

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n1cKy Points – Nicklas Backstrom Records 1,000th Career Point Against the Edmonton Oilers

Photo: Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images Just one game after playing in his 1,000th game with teammate Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals Center Nicklas Backstrom became just the second player in franchise history to reach 1,000 career points.

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Capitals Honor Head Coach Peter Laviolette For Reaching 700 Career Wins

On February 15, 2022, Washington Capitals Head Coach Peter Laviolette recorded his 700th career win as an NHL bench boss, against one of his former clubs the Nashville Predators. On the final day of February and on a night in … Continue reading

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“We Are Fighting Hard, Doing Our Best”: Former Washington Capitals Forward Dmitri Khristich Sends Message From Ukraine

NHL While the National Hockey League’s regular season has continued as planned, the Russian invasion of Ukraine has weighed heavy on the minds of many of its players, past and present. Among them is former NHL and Washington Capitals forward … Continue reading

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Retro Recap: A Raucous Night At Cap Centre – New York Rangers at Washington Capitals (2/22/1991)

Photo: NHL The Washington Capitals and New York Rangers have had numerous memorable matchups, with many of them have renowned for physical play. The game of February 22, 1991 that took place at the Capital Center was no different.

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Former Dynamo Moscow Player and Coach Alexei Kudashov on Alex Ovechkin, “He’s All About Emotions and Desire to Play”

Photo: Sport24 Russia Sport24 recently aired an extended feature on Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin, as part of their series on the development of hockey stars from different parts of Russia. The feature included an interview with Ovechkin’s parents (here), an interview … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin’s Parents Recount His Dedication To Hockey At A Young Age

Photo: Sport24 Russia Sport24 recently aired a feature on Alex Ovechkin, as part of a series about the development of hockey stars from different parts of Russia. One of the topics discussed in the feature was Ovechkin’s dedication to hockey, … Continue reading

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