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Rare Club From The Old Dominion: With His Name on the Scoresheet, Capitals’ Joe Snively Joins Select Company

Minas Panagiotakis/NHLI via Getty Images Earlier in the 2021-22 regular season, Washington Capitals forward Joe Snively became the first Virginia native to suit up in a game for the team. On February 10, 2022 against the Montreal Canadiens, Snively notched … Continue reading

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Third Career Game? Just Set An NHL Record: Zach Fucale Sets NHL Record Shutout Streak To Begin Career

Bruce Kluckkhon/NHLI via Getty Images As if a shutout in his first NHL game and a new franchise record in his third contest, Washington Capitals goaltender Zach Fucale made NHL history in just his third NHL appearance against the Minnesota … Continue reading

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That Didn’t Take Long: Zach Fucale Sets Capitals Franchise Record For Longest Shutout Streak To Begin Capitals Career

Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images Originally drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in 2013, Washington Capitals goaltender Zachary Fucale’s NHL debut and first career start was about as perfect as one could ask, shutting out the Detroit Red Wings on November … Continue reading

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Aging Like A Fine, Goal-Scoring Wine: The Most Productive NHL Players Past Age 35 And What That Could Mean For Alex Ovechkin

Photo: Nick Wass/AP Alex Ovechkin, who just turned 36-years old, has scored a total of 730 goals in his NHL career, which ranks sixth on the All-Time List. Last season, he scored 24 goals in a campaign that was shortened … Continue reading

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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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