Tag Archives: Diane Doyle

Ten Years Ago – Capitals Appoint Boudreau Head Coach

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images When November 22 rolls around each year, most Americans above a certain age associate the day with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.  It is also a day that is close to Thanksgiving, either on the … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals – First Quarter Review – 2017-2018

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty With the Washington Capitals having played 21 games during the 2017-2018 season, it is time to do a quarterly assessment of the team. In this piece, NoVa Caps’ Diane Doyle looks at the first quarter of the … Continue reading

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Braden Holtby Milestone Wins

In his NHL career, Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby has accumulated an impressive resume, which includes over 200 wins, a Vezina Trophy win and runner-up, and tying the legendary Martin Brodeur’s record for most wins in a single season. In this … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Alumni Profile: Michal Pivonka

Photo: NHL In the 43-year history of the Capitals, the team has had a number of talented, playmaking forwards. While current first-line center Nicklas Backstrom is the team’s all-time assists leader, the record was formerly held by one of the … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin – First in Ovi-Time

Alexander Ovechkin scored the game winning goal in Overtime Friday night in Detroit.  This marks the twentieth Overtime goal he had scored during his career, breaking a tie with Jaromir Jagr for the Career Record in Overtime goals.  Ovechkin is … Continue reading

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Ilya Samsonov Update – Some Days It Doesn’t Pay to Go into the Office

Photos: KHL It was on October 18, 2017 when Metallurg Magnitogorsk had a rematch with their opponent from the 2016 Gagarin Cup Finals; i.e. CSKA.  In 2016, Metallurg Magnitogorsk won that series in seven games, winning Game 7 on the … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Season Ticket Holder Party 2017 – A Review

October 16, 2017 was the annual Season Ticket Holder party.  This year it was held at Capital One Arena (formerly Verizon Center) for the first time in several years. 

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Retro Recap: Washington Capitals versus Philadelphia Flyers – November 1, 2013

Photo: Getty Images With the Washington Capitals playing the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on October 14, 2017, and the Caps having finished another fight-filled affair only the day before, NoVa Caps’ Diane Doyle looks at another Caps-Flyers … Continue reading

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Ilya Samsonov Beats Admiral Vladivostok, Continues Hot Streak

It was another win for Washington Capitals’ goalie prospect Ilya Samsonov on October 8, 2017, as Metallurg Magnitogorsk beat Admiral Vladivostok 3-1.  Today’s win for Metallurg Magnitogorsk was the first win against Admiral in three years. 

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Retro Recap: A Past Opening Day – October 5, 2005

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. 

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