Category Archives: Players

Time For Closure: The Capitals Must Find the “Killer Instinct” For Game 6 In Columbus

Can the Washington Capitals deliver the killer instinct needed to defeat the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 6? Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Becomes the 19th Player in NHL History with At Least Four Overtime Goals in the Playoffs

Nick Wass/Associated Press Entering today’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets with three career overtime goals in the playoffs, Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom added a fourth in a 4-3 win to give the Caps a 3-2 series lead over the … Continue reading

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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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Down In a 0-2 Hole, How Can the Washington Capitals Crawl Back Into the Series Versus Columbus?

What adjustments can the Washington Capitals make in their game as they head to Columbus down 0-2 in the series? 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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Star Power: A Look at the Columbus Blue Jackets’ Best Players

Photo: TNS With the Capitals set to begin their first-round playoff series against the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight, NoVa Caps’ Diane Doyle is looking at the best players on the opposing roster.

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Defensive (Deadline) Deal: Michal Kempny Has Been A Valuable Pickup for the Capitals

Photo: USA Today Sports The Capitals’ regular season ended on a high note on Saturday night with a 5-3 win over the New Jersey Devils and the team defied a number of odds throughout the season. The Capitals’ blueline was … Continue reading

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Behind the Stats: Digging Deeper Into the Capitals/Blue Jackets First Round Matchup

A statistical breakdown between the Washington Capitals and Columbus Blue Jackets before they head into their first postseason matchup. Continue reading

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Russian Machine in Overdrive: Alex Ovechkin’s Thirst for Stanley Cup Champagne Stronger Than Ever

Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images It’s been apparent for some time now that Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin is a man on a mission, and his two-goal performance in the Capitals 5-3 season finale win over the New Jersey … 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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