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Peter Bondra Tops 400 Goals, First in Capitals Franchise History: Retro ReCaps: New York Rangers vs Washington Capitals – December 4, 2001
Photo: Washington Capitals Washington Capitals fans have been treated in recent years to major career milestones by Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom, among others. Fans are now attending Capitals’ games, almost expecting to see one or more career milestones achieved.
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
Milestone Hat Trick for Adam Oates: Retro Recap – Washington Capitals vs New York Islanders – October 8, 1997
Photo: John McDonnell The Washington Post Unlike recent NHL seasons, which have started relatively late due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 1997-98 NHL season was one that started relatively early on the calendar, as the Capitals played their first game … Continue reading
Bondra Nets Two Goals For Franchise Record: Retro Recap – Carolina Hurricanes at Washington Capitals – November 30, 2001
Photo: Washington Capitals In recent years, Washington Capitals fans have been treated to numerous career milestones by Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and others. It’s gotten to the point where fans often go to Capitals’ games expecting to see one or … Continue reading
Penalty Parade and Goals Galore: Retro Recap – Washington Capitals at New York Rangers – October 13, 1986
Photo: NHL The Capitals have opened their season against the Rangers on a few occasions, including their first game ever back on October 9, 1974. One particularly memorable matchup took place on October 13, 1986 at Madison Square Garden.
The Washington Capitals and New York Rangers have long been rivals. Over the nearly 46 seasons the Capitals have been in the league, the two Eastern Conference teams have met multiple times during the regular season and playoffs. This latest … Continue reading
Beginnings With Bruce and Backstrom Birthday Heroics — Retro Recap: Washington Capitals @ Philadelphia Flyers – November 23, 2007
Jim McIsaac/Getty Images During the Thanksgiving time frame, Caps fans remember past games that took place around that holiday. They were especially memorable in 2007. This post looks at the game between the Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers that took … Continue reading
Washington Capitals Under normal circumstances, barring strikes, lockouts, or pandemics, the NHL starts their regular season action during the month of October, starting their 82 game regular season. By the end of October, games are well under way and the … Continue reading
With the Washington Capitals’ home opener of October 5, 2017, against the Ottawa Senators now complete (featuring a hat trick by Alexander Ovechkin), I found myself thinking of a past opener that took place 12 years ago on that particular date.