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Retro Recap: The Japan Coca-Cola Bottlers Cup – Washington Capitals and Kansas City Scouts

Photo: @Jessamygriffin It was back in April of 1976 when the Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Cup, a four-game exhibition series, took place in Japan. The series was devised as a way of stirring up interest in hockey in Japan.

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“Backy to the Beginning”: Retro Recap – Washington Capitals vs Ottawa Senators – November 8, 2007

Chris Wattie/Reuters In most seasons under normal circumstances, the NHL in early November would be just over a month into the regular season. Some teams are in contention at that point while other teams are struggling.  This post takes a … Continue reading

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Number 12 For Two — Retro Recap: Washington Capitals vs Montreal Canadiens – November 15, 1997

NHL Under normal circumstances in most seasons, assuming no lockout, strike, or pandemic,  the NHL in mid-November would be just over a month into the regular season. This post looks at a Washington Capitals’ game against the Montreal Canadiens on … 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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A Milestone And a Cloud of Controversy – Retro Recap: Washington Capitals vs Edmonton Oilers – November 8, 1997

NHL Under normal circumstances, barring strikes, lockouts, or pandemics, the NHL in early November is a month into their regular season.  This particular Retro Recap, Diane details a game from that time frame during the 1997-98 season, specifically, the Capitals’ game … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Halloween Happenings: Horrors and Highlights

Photo: Associated Press In a normal year, October means many things. It’s a time when the weather gets colder, the leaves on the trees turn color, and college and professional football are in full swing. The Major League Baseball postseason is … Continue reading

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A Gould-en Comeback – Retro Recap: Washington Capitals vs Winnipeg Jets – October 30, 1983

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

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Current Status of Hockey League Schedules Due To The COVID-19 Pandemic

Photo: Vasterviks IK The NHL has tentatively planned to start the 2020-21 season on January 1, 2021 and play a full 82-game season. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused schedule adjustments to all hockey leagues around the world, including the … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Alex’s: Former Capital Alexander Semin And Current Capitals Prospect Alexander Alexeyev Face Off in KHL Action

KHL In the world of hockey, paths of players often cross whether in the National Hockey League or elsewhere. Although right wing Alexander Semin has not been associated with the Washington Capitals organization since his departure in 2012, from time-to-time, … Continue reading

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