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Holiday Spirit: Capitals And Penguins Begin Weekend Of Fisticuffs With “Fight Night In Landover” 33 Years Ago Tonight

33 years ago tonight the Washington Capitals’ traditional arch-rivals, the Pittsburgh Penguins, came to the Capital Center in Landover, Maryland, for the first game of a home-and-home set between the two teams. The weekend series would turn into a post-Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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Overtime Goal Hunter: Retro Recap – Washington Capitals vs. Montreal Canadiens – October 16, 1989

Photo: NHL Early in the 1989-90 season, the Washington Capitals journeyed to the Montreal Forum to do battle with Canadiens. Throughout their history, the Capitals had great difficulty beating the Canadiens in their home ice. Going into this particular game, … Continue reading

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1992-93 Washington Capitals: A Roller Coaster Season Of Transition

Photo: Getty Images The 1992-93 season was the first NHL season that was 84 games in length instead of the usual (at the time) 80 games. For the Washington Capitals, it was also a season of transition, as former key … Continue reading

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Climbing That Playoff Ladder: T.J. Oshie, John Carlson Move Up Franchise Record Books On First Period Goal Against the Florida Panthers

Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images After a tough, 3-2 loss in overtime to the Florida Panthers in Washington, D.C. on Monday, the Washington Capitals got off to a good start in the first period of Game 5, on a … Continue reading

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Adding An Apple and Climbing the Record Books: John Carlson, Alex Ovechkin Climb the Record Books With Assists on Evgeny Kuznetsov’s Goal Against the Columbus Blue Jackets

John McCreary/NHLI via Getty Images Over the course of their time together, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin and defenseman John Carlson have teamed up for a number of milestone moments and history-making plays. During the team’s first game following the … Continue reading

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Milestone McNugget Minute: John Carlson Ties Dale Hunter For Sixth on Franchise Points List On Daniel Sprong’s Second Period Goal Against Pittsburgh Penguins

When the Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins meet, the potential for both teams’ star players to have big nights. On Tuesday in the Steel City, Capitals defenseman John Carlson did just that with an assist in the final minute … Continue reading

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To Hockey, With Love: A Look at the Washington Capitals on Valentine’s Day

Christian Peterson/Getty Images North America February 14, better known as Valentine’s Day, is a day typically associated with romantic occasions with one’s significant other. While Valentine’s Day has not typically been a “standing” date on the Washington Capitals’ calendar, the … Continue reading

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Hunting For 1,000 Points – Retro Recap: Washington Capitals vs Philadelphia Flyers – January 9, 1998

Getty Images In early January 1998, the Philadelphia Flyers arrived in Washington to play the Capitals in their first visit to the Nation’s capital since the Capitals had moved from U.S. Air Arena (long-known as the Capital Centre) in Landover, … Continue reading

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Sabre Rattling – Retro Recap: Washington Capitals @ Buffalo Sabres – November 13, 1997

NHL Under normal circumstances, barring strikes, lockouts, or pandemics, the NHL would be just over a month into the season in mid-November.  This post looks at a Capitals’ game from mid-November during the 1997-98 season, specifically their game against the … Continue reading

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Stick Taps to the Veterans: A Look At the Washington Capitals on Veterans’ Day

Nam Yuh/Associated Press November 11 is an important day in history. On November 11, 1918, Germany signed the armistice agreement with the Allies to end World War I. The anniversary of that date was commemorated by Armistice Day, eventually known … Continue reading

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