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“I Don’t Know, Some Mike Bossy Guy”: Former Capital Brooks Laich Talks Alex Ovechkin’s 800th Goal, Stories From the Road, and More In Appearance on Daily Faceoff Podcast

Rob Carr/Getty Images Alex Ovechkin’s ascension to the 800-goal club and continued chase of Wayne Gretzky’s all-time record of 894 Goals Scored has captured the attention of the hockey world, and his recent achievement has drawn congratulations from teammates past … Continue reading

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Opening Up! Washington Capitals Vs. Boston Bruins – Looking Back At Their Past Opening Night Matchups

Photo: Nick Wass/Associated Press It’s finally here. Opening night for the 2022-23 NHL season is upon us, with the Boston Bruins coming into DC to play the Capitals on Wednesday night. This opening day meeting will be the fourth time … Continue reading

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Longtime Washington Capitals Forward Brooks Laich Officially Announces Retirement From Hockey

Abelimages/Getty Images North America While last playing an NHL game during the 2017-18 season, former Washington Capitals forward Brooks Laich formally announced his retirement from professional hockey today, ending an NHL career that spanned parts of 13 seasons.

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Stick Taps to Nicky: Former and Current Teammates, Fellow Swedes, And More Pay Tribute To Nicklas Backstrom on the Night of His 1,000th Game

Photo: Getty Images Center Nicklas Backstrom has been not only an important piece of the Washington Capitals’ core for the past 14 seasons, he has been one of the franchise’s best players to have laced the skates. That’s why the … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Fan Guide to Past IIHF World Junior Championships

Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images Over the years, many future Washington Capitals players have participated in the IIHF Under 20 Championships, popularly known as the World Junior Games.  The games begin on Christmas Day, with the preliminary rounds taking place … Continue reading

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A Win Before the True Blues of Winter: Retro Recap – Capitals at St. Louis Blues – December 1, 2010

Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images North America Over the last few weeks, NoVa Caps’ Diane Doyle has been revisiting past games in Washington Capitals’ history in NoVa Caps’ Retro Recaps series. This Double R feature looks at a game the Capitals played … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Players Speak Out Against Racism, Participate in “Blackout Tuesday”

The death of George Floyd has sparked many athletes to voice their opinions, demand change, and to speak out against racism. Washington Capitals players took to social media expressing their thoughts as well as participating in “Blackout Tuesday”, which is … Continue reading

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Retro Recap: Washington Capitals vs Phoenix Coyotes – November 21, 2011

Photo: NHL Via Getty Images With the Caps having recenty played the Arizona Coyotes this month, NoVa Caps looks back at another contest that took place between those two teams that took place ten years ago today, on November 21, … 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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Washington Capitals Alumni Profile: Brooks Laich

Photo: Greg Flume/Getty Images Come the 2019-20 season, offseason acquisition Garnet Hathaway will suit up for the Capitals donning No. 21 on his sweater. While he will (presumably) keep the number for the duration of his four-year contract, in this … Continue reading

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