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Evgeny Kuznetsov Records 300th NHL Point in Win Over Red Wings

Photo: Carlos Osorio/Associated Press While the Capitals ended their three-game losing streak with their 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday evening, superstar center Evgeny Kuznetsov reached a milestone of his own, recording his 300th career NHL point … Continue reading

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Capitals Christmas Alumni Profile: A Look Back at Three Former Capitals Who Celebrate Their Birthday on Christmas Day

Photo: Getty Images While people around the world have finished or are finishing their Christmas Day celebrations, for three former members of the Washington Capitals, they have double the reason to celebrate, as their birthdays fall on arguably the most … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Performances at Christmas Break During The Ovechkin Era

In this post, NoVa Caps examines how the Washington Capitals have performed each season during the Alex Ovechkin era in games prior to the Christmas holiday break.  This analysis starts with the 2005-06 season and discusses each season, except for … Continue reading

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From Kolzig to Holtby: Looking at the Washington Capitals’ Goalie Carousel – Part 5 of 5

Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports NoVa Caps is currently presenting a multi-part review of the Capitals’ search for a starting goaltender to replace longtime netminder Olaf Kolzig after his departure in 2008, and how it led to the rise … Continue reading

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Capitals Alumni Profile: Boyd Gordon

Photo: Greg Fiume/Getty Images Throughout their 44-year history, and particularly in the Alex Ovechkin era, the Capitals have employed a number of role players that have aided in the team’s success, whether by adding occasional offensive productivity or playing exemplary … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Honor Nicklas Backstrom’s 600th Assist Milestone Before Game Against the Pittsburgh Penguins

Photos: @Capitals Since his rookie season in 2007-08, Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom has risen to become one of the league’s best and most underrated playmakers, and the greatest in franchise history. And after recording his 600th career assist in the … Continue reading

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Smokin’ Al Koken: A Look At Al Koken’s Illustrious Broadcasting Career With the Capitals

Photo: Washington Capitals Al Koken is a name that is synonymous with Washington Capitals hockey, and for good reason. For more than 30 seasons, “Smokin Al” has helped bring the experience of Capitals television broadcasts into fans’ living rooms. From … Continue reading

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Capitals Alumni Profile: Dino Ciccarelli

Over their 44-year history, the Capitals have had a number of high profile names don the team sweater, and many of those had success with the team or became household names at other points in their NHL careers. Many of … Continue reading

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Capitals Alumni Profile: Dmitri Khristich

Getty Images All Capitals fans are aware of the goal-scoring exploits of Alexander Ovechkin who is the most recent and current player to don No. 8 on his sweater for the team. A generation ago, the Caps had another goal-scoring … Continue reading

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Capitals Alumni Profile: Doug Mohns

Photo: NHL Via Getty Images In the Capitals’ 44-year history, 14 players have had the captain’s “C” adorn their sweater. In their tumultuous and disastrous inaugural season (1974-75), the “C” was worn by longtime NHLer Doug Mohns. In this latest … Continue reading

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