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The Great Eight Effect: How Alex Ovechkin Has Defined Capitals Hockey For A Generation of Fans

Chase Petersen/Getty Images Four games short. That’s how many wins the Washington Capitals needed to capture the Stanley Cup in June of 1998, falling short in a series sweep of the repeating champion Detroit Red Wings. As the 20th Century … Continue reading

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A Post-Game Mood Like No Other: Capitals Celebrate Alex Ovechkin Becoming Second All-Time in Goals Scored

Matt Weyrich/@ByMattWeyrich December 23, 2022. A night that will forever be etched into NHL history, the history of the Washington Capitals, and in the minds of all Caps fans in attendance at Capital One Arena. The date marks the day … Continue reading

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“What A Milestone! So Proud of You Friend”: Peers, Fans, the Hockey World, And Beyond React To Alex Ovechkin’s 800th Career Goal

Michael Reaves/Getty Images NHL history was made on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois as Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin recorded a hat trick to become just the third player in the league’s history to reach … Continue reading

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All Alone: Alex Ovechkin Scores 787th Career Goal, Passes Gordie Howe for Most Goals Scored With a Single Franchise

Screenshot: NBC Sports Washington Alex Ovechkin scored his seventh goal of the 2022-23 season against the Arizona Coyotes at home on Saturday night. The goal was the 787th goal of his career, which passes Gordie Howe for the all-time record … Continue reading

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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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