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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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A First Hat Trick for A Gr8 Win – Retro Recap: Washington Capitals at Mighty Ducks of Anaheim – January 13, 2006

Mike Cassesse/Reuters Over his now 16-year career, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has delighted hundreds of thousands of fans with many a goal celebration. Of his 706 career goals, 81 of them (11.4%) have come on hat tricks. The active … Continue reading

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Hunting For 1,000 Points – Retro Recap: Washington Capitals vs Philadelphia Flyers – January 9, 1998

Getty Images In early January 1998, the Philadelphia Flyers arrived in Washington to play the Capitals in their first visit to the Nation’s capital since the Capitals had moved from U.S. Air Arena (long-known as the Capital Centre) in Landover, … Continue reading

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The Last Men Skating: A Look At Players Who Have Stood the Test of NHL Time

NHL It is always a momentous occasion when a player gets drafted into the NHL, and event marked every year with coverage of the NHL Entry Draft, which includes the expected anticipation of which player will be drafted first overall. … Continue reading

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A Prime Time Winter Classic: Retro Recap – Washington Capitals @ Pittsburgh Penguins – January 1, 2011

Jamie Sabau/Getty Images North America The 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic game between the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins that took place on New Year’s Day 2011 was a greatly-hyped game. In just three years of existence, the Bridgestone NHL … Continue reading

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Many Goals And A Decade Ago: A Look Back at the Washington Capitals’ 2010-11 Season

Jamie Sabau/Getty Images North America The 2010-11 edition of the Washington Capitals entered the regular season on the heels of a 2009-10 campaign in which the team won had the best record in the National Hockey League. During the 2009-10 … Continue reading

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Family Ties: The Second Time Around – Washington Capitals and Carolina Hurricanes And the Drafting of Extended Family

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Over the years, there have been many a time when an NHL team drafts a player with the hopes that they can be a building block for the franchise, only to be disappointed by said prospect’s development, … Continue reading

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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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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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52 In A Decade – Remembering Mike Green’s Time With the Washington Capitals

Greg Fiume/Getty Images North America A few days ago, former and longtime Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green, announced his retirement from the NHL after 15 seasons, 10 of them in Washington. Over the course of his time in the District, … Continue reading

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