Category Archives: NHL

The Goal: Retro Recap – Washington Capitals at Phoenix Coyotes – January 16, 2006

Typically in mid-January, the NHL is just past the midpoint of their season, with certain teams having established themselves as contenders, while other teams have established themselves as mediocrities, or bottom feeders in the league standings. In January 2006, the … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Vitek Vanecek on NHL Debut, 2-1 Victory Over Sabres: “The Dream Came True”

Photo: @Capitals Washington Capitals goaltender Vitek Vanecek made his NHL debut Friday night as the Capitals clashed with the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center. A first career NHL game is one a player will never forget. The night became even … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Brenden Dillon Drops the Gloves With Sabres’ Jake McCabe

It’s the first game of the 2020-21 season and we already have our first fight. During the Washington Capitals’ clash with the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night, Capitals defenseman Brenden Dillon dropped the gloves with Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe in … Continue reading

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Dilly, Dilly, What A Goal! Brenden Dillon Scores First Goal, Conor Sheary Records First Assist As Members of the Washington Capitals

After the Washington Capitals acquired defenseman Brenden Dillon at the NHL’s Trade Deadline last season, the longtime San Jose Shark had just 10 regular season games in to adjust to new teammates and city, and an early first round playoff … Continue reading

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Ovi Magic: With Two-Point First Period Against Buffalo Sabres, Alex Ovechkin Now At 363 Multi-Point Games

Sara Schmidle/NHLI Via Getty Images With the puck dropped in the first period of the Washington Capitals’ 2020-21 season opener against the Buffalo Sabres, Washington captain Alex Ovechkin’s 16th NHL season began, and the inevitable talk of how many goals … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom Scores First Goal of the 2020-21 Season Against Buffalo Sabres

Center Nicklas Backstrom was the first player to score for the Washington Capitals in their season opener against the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center on Thursday evening. He is six goals shy of his 250th career goal.

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All Together: Local Sports Teams and Others Wish Washington Capitals Luck On Start of New Season

NHL The Washington Capitals are set to begin a pandemic-shortened 2020-21 season tonight against the Buffalo Sabres in New York, and with a set roster, lines seemingly in place, and enthusiasm to begin play once again, the team has been … Continue reading

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National Zoo Panda Cub Xiao Qi Ji Wishes Washington Capitals Good Luck in Adorable Video Prior to Season Opener Against the Buffalo Sabres

Smithsonian’s National Zoo The Washington Capitals are set to open their 2020-21 season tonight against the Buffalo Sabres in New York and with their opening roster set, the team looks to get their 56-game regular season off on the right … Continue reading

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Longtime NHL Defenseman Jay Bouwmeester Moves On From Playing Career

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Defenseman Jay Bouwmeester, who suited up for a number of National Hockey League clubs between the 2002-03 and 2019-20 seasons (his last seven with the St. Louis Blues), recently talked with Pierre Lebrun of The Athletic about … Continue reading

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A First Hat Trick for A Gr8 Win – Retro Recap: Washington Capitals at Mighty Ducks of Anaheim – January 13, 2006

Mike Cassesse/Reuters Over his now 16-year career, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has delighted hundreds of thousands of fans with many a goal celebration. Of his 706 career goals, 81 of them (11.4%) have come on hat tricks. The active … Continue reading

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