Category Archives: Washington Capitals

Alex Ovechkin Ties Former Capitals Forward Mike Gartner For Fourth-Most Home Goals in NHL History

Patrick Smith/Getty Images Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin scored his 32nd goal of the 2022-23 regular season, and in doing so, continued not only his chase of Wayne Gretzky’s all-time Goals Scored record, but also climbed up another Goals list … Continue reading

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Former Capitals Forward Alexander Semin In Attendance For Capitals’ Game Against Pittsburgh

Screenshot: NBC Sports Washington The Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins’ meeting at Capital One Arena is the latest chapter in the two teams’ well-known rivalry, heightened in its fanfare since the debuts of Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby in 2005. … Continue reading

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The Great Eight Effect: How Alex Ovechkin Has Defined Capitals Hockey For A Generation of Fans

Chase Petersen/Getty Images Four games short. That’s how many wins the Washington Capitals needed to capture the Stanley Cup in June of 1998, falling short in a series sweep of the repeating champion Detroit Red Wings. As the 20th Century … Continue reading

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Avalanche Pay Tribute to Darcy Kuemper and Nicolas Aube-Kubel in Return to Colorado

Photos: Washington Capitals The Colorado Avalanche recognized Washington Capitals goaltender Darcy Kuemper and forward Nicolas Aube-Kubel during the first period of their game against the Caps at Ball Arena on Tuesday night.

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As Darcy Kuemper Returns to Colorado For the First Time After Winning the Stanley Cup, A Look at His First Season in Washington Thus Far

John McCreary/NHLI via Getty Images After guiding the Colorado Avalanche to their first Stanley Cup championship in over two decades, goaltender Darcy Kuemper entered the free agent market last summer as the top netminding name available to prospective clubs. It … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Tom Wilson Calls Reception From Fans Upon Return to the Lineup, “One of the Coolest Moments of My Career”

Scott Taetsch/Getty Images There is no disputing that prior to his return following recovery from ACL surgery last year, the Washington Capitals missed the presence of right wing Tom Wilson in the lineup. After scoring his first goal since a … Continue reading

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Capitals Fall to Wild, 4-2; Martin Fehervary, Alex Ovechkin Notch Two Points Each

Photo: @Capitals/Twitter The Washington Capitals fell to the Minnesota Wild by a score of 4-2 Tuesday night at Capital One Arena. The loss dropped the Capitals’ record to 24-17-6 and 54 points on the season. Goaltender Charlie Lindgren made 18 saves in … Continue reading

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The Art of Leadership: Goals by Tom Wilson, Garnet Hathaway, Hit By Alex Ovechkin Sparks Capitals’ Resurgence in Second Period Against Islanders

Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images A less-than ideal start to their matchup against the New York Islanders in Long Island found the Washington Capitals in a 3-0 hole on the scoreboard and absent fourth-line center Nic Dowd. In need of … Continue reading

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Tom Wilson Scores First Goal Since Returning to the Lineup, Assisted By Nicklas Backstrom

Screenshot: NBC Sports Washington Tom Wilson scored his first goal of the 2022-23 regular season in the second period of the Washington Capitals’ January 16 game against the New York Islanders.

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Nic Dowd Leaves Game Against Islanders With Lower-Body Injury, Will Not Return

The Washington Capitals not only found themselves down by two goals entering the first intermission of their January 16 game against the New York Islanders, but also down a Center in the form of Nic Dowd.

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