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Thanksgiving Sandwich Games – How The Washington Capitals Have Fared on Games Near Thanksgiving

Within the NHL, most teams will practice on Thanksgiving Day in the USA, but they will generally not play a game, at least not in U.S. cities.  This year, there was only one game on the schedule: the New Jersey … Continue reading

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The Capitals’ Road Trip from Hell in November 2008

Photo: NHL via Getty Images The Washington Capitals achieved a pretty good start to the 2008-09 season. The team amassed a record of 10-4-2 in their first 16 games, and had won their fifth game in a row on November 14.  … Continue reading

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Birth Of A Beast: Retro Recap – Washington Capitals vs Boston Bruins – November 5, 2010

Photos: NHL via Getty Images With the Washington Capitals about to face the Bruins tonight at TD Garden in Boston, I  thought I would take a look back to a prior contest that took place between the two teams on … Continue reading

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10th Anniversary: A Look Back at the Washington Capitals’ 2009-2010 Season – Appointing A New Captain

Photo by John McDonnell/The Washington Post The 2009-10 season began with much hope for the Washington Capitals, despite the fact they were eliminated by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs the prior season.  There … Continue reading

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Superstar Sidekicks: A Look At the Players Who Got to Play With the Capitals’ Two Superstars

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images This week, the “Down Goes Brown” column, written by Sean McIndoe for The Athletic (behind the pay wall), focused on “Projecting the Opening Night lineup for whichever team you personally cheer for”, describing the projected lineup … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Uniform Numbers From Today and Yesterday- Multiples Of 7

Photos: NHL Via Getty Images Over the summer, the Washington Capitals have signed a trio of players in free agency: forwards Richard Panik, Garnet Hathaway, and Brendan Leipsic.  The Capitals issued the following uniform numbers to them: Panik will wear … Continue reading

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“We Could Have Had…?!”: Washington Capitals Draft Day Regrets – 2000 Through 2010

Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Throughout the existence of the NHL, teams and fans have experienced their fair share of draft pick fails, when, at the time of the selection, a team believes they chose the best player available, but as … Continue reading

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Class of ’02: A Review of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft

Photo: Mike Slobe/Getty Images With the 2019 NHL Entry Draft just weeks away, the offseason and teams will soon begin to conduct their business and personnel decisions. In this piece, NoVa Caps takes a look back at the 2002 NHL … Continue reading

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Capitals Alumni Profile – Alexander Semin

Photo: Dilip Vashwanat/Getty Images In the early years of the Alex Ovechkin era, the Capitals’ now-captain was one of two prominent goal scorers on the team that would eventually form the nucleus of the team’s core. The other, Alexander Semin, … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Performances at Christmas Break During The Ovechkin Era

In this post, NoVa Caps examines how the Washington Capitals have performed each season during the Alex Ovechkin era in games prior to the Christmas holiday break.  This analysis starts with the 2005-06 season and discusses each season, except for … Continue reading

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