Category Archives: Offense

3 D Tricks: Revisiting Hat Tricks by Capitals Defensemen

Photos: Capitals/NHL/Getty Images The Washington Capitals franchise has featured numerous offensive highlights by defensemen throughout its history. This week defenseman Erik Gustafsson added to the history by scoring a hat trick in the Capitals’ 5-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Scores His 500th Career Even-Strength, 796th Goal Overall in Victory Over Seattle Kraken

Rob Carr/Getty Images At the conclusion of the Washington Capitals’ 4-1 victory on Friday over the Seattle Kraken at Capital One Arena, captain Alex Ovechkin scored his 16th goal of the season and 796th of his NHL career.

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Alex Ovechkin Scores Career Goal 791 In 3-0 Win Over Calgary Flames

Screen cap: NBC Sports Alex Ovechkin scored the 791st goal of his career in a 3-0 win over the Calgary Flames and is now just nine goals away from reaching the 800-goal plateau. He is just 11 goals away from … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals First Quarter Review: 2022-23 Season

Photo: AP Photo/Nick Wass The Washington Capitals have completed 20 games of their 2022-2023 schedule, approximately 24% of the season. As a result, it’s time for our regular quarterly review of the team.

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John Carlson Records 600th Point in 5-1 Win Over Tampa Bay, Becomes First Capitals’ Defenseman To Reach 600 Points

Screen cap: Capitals Capitals Defenseman John Carlson wasted no time in making his presence known after missing six games with a lower-body injury. In his first game back, a 5-1 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning at home on Friday … Continue reading

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Sizzlin’ Strome: Dylan Strome Pots Two Goals Against Edmonton Oilers in Another Strong Offensive Performance

Jess Rapfogel/Getty Images Having already proven to be a valuable contributor to the Washington Capitals’ offense in the wake of a number of injuries, offseason signee Dylan Strome added to his short Capitals resume with another multi-point night on Monday … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Dazzles On The Big Stage Against Oilers

Photo: John McCreary/NHLI via Getty Images On a night when the Edmonton Oilers and their superstar players, Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, were in town for their lone visit of the season, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin turned in his best … Continue reading

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More Career Milestones For Alex Ovechkin In Victory Over Canucks

Photo: Jordan Bondurant/NoVa Caps Alex Ovechkin scored two goals in the Washington Capitals’ 6-4 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Monday night, giving him 159 career multi-goal games. The tallies allowed him to pass Brett Hull for sole possession of second … Continue reading

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Hats Off To Bondra: Retro Recap – Philadelphia Flyers at Washington Capitals – Oct 12, 1999

Photo: Washington Capitals/NHL It was early in the 1999-00 season when the Philadelphia Flyers, one of the Washington Capitals’ traditional rivals, made their first visit of the season to MCI Center. Both teams were hoping to improve over their prior … Continue reading

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A Review Of Past Goal-Scoring “Graybeards”, And What It Could Mean For Alex Ovechkin And His March To Pass Wayne Gretzky

Alex Ovechkin, 36, has scored 780 goals during his NHL career, with 50 of those goals goals coming just last season. We recently examined Ovechkin’s scoring rates and goals per game rates in order to project a probable point in which he … Continue reading

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