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The Derecho Draft: What Became of the Players Selected in the First-Round Of The 2012 Draft

Photo: Sports Illustrated The 2012 NHL Entry Draft took place on June 29-30 at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA. The draft weekend also coincided with a series of major thunderstorms that affected a large area throughout North America. The … Continue reading

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2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs – Reminders of Past Playoff Series of the Washington Capitals

Photo: NHL The 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs was yet another postseason in which the Washington Capitals lost in the first round. But as the 2021 playoffs have unfolded following the Caps’ exit, several series involving other teams has been reminiscent … Continue reading

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GOAT Gets A Goal! Alex Ovechkin Scores First Goal of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Ties Steve Yzerman in Career Playoff Goals

Adam Glanzman/Getty Images After a tough, overtime loss in Game 2 at Capital One Arena on Monday, the Washington Capitals were hoping to get off to a good start against the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night. While it took until … Continue reading

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On the Swede Side of History: Nicklas Backstrom Ties Daniel Alfredsson For Fourth-Most Assists By A Swedish-born Player; Moves Up NHL Assists List

Washington Capitals Center Nicklas Backstrom has long been established as one of the franchise’s all-time greatest players and during his NHL career has climbed the ranks of great players that hail from his native country of Sweden. In Sunday night’s … Continue reading

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Great Eight Magic: Alex Ovechkin Scores 20th Goal of the Season, Passes Brett Hull For Second-Most Power Play Goals In NHL History

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images Already having himself one heck of 2020-21 season after missing a handful of games due to being placed on the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol list, Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin has been on a tear as of … Continue reading

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Passing Mr. Hockey: Alex Ovechkin Passes Gordie Howe On Multi-Goal Games List

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images Just two periods after tying Brendan Shanahan in Even-Strength Points, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin not only surpassed that mark, but in scoring his second goal of the Caps’ game against the New Jersey Devils, … Continue reading

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Shake, Rattle, On A Roll! Alex Ovechkin Scores Two Goals To Lift the Capitals Over the New York Rangers; John Carlson Moves Up in Capitals’ Record Books

Patrick Smith/Getty Images Heading into the Washington Capitals’ Friday night game against the New York Rangers, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin had scored in four straight games. With the Caps down 1-0 late in the third period, The Great Eight came … Continue reading

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Chasing Greatness In A Game: John Carlson Ties Mike Gartner For Fourth All-Time On Capitals’ Franchise Assists List, Nicklas Backstrom Climbs After Swedish Greats

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images In a game against the New York Islanders that already saw Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin record his 1,300th career point and pass the great Phil Esposito for sixth all-time in goals scored, Caps defenseman … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Alumni Profile: Bob Sirois

Photo: Chantal Poirier/Journal de Montreal Over the the course of their 47-year history, the Washington Capitals have had a number of different players don the sweater number, “25”, including names such as Doug Jarvis, Viktor Kozlov, Jason Chimera, and Devante … Continue reading

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“I Wish You Continued Success and Many More In A Capitals Jersey”: Peter Bondra Congratulates Nicklas Backstrom On Passing Him in Franchise Games Played

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images While the NHL debut of top prospect Connor McMichael in the Washington Capitals’ 4-3 shootout loss to the Buffalo Sabres was one of the most-talked about moments of the game, star center Nicklas Backstrom also … Continue reading

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