Tag Archives: History

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

Posted in Games, History, News, NHL, Players, Teams, Washington Capitals | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Games, History, News, NHL, Players, Teams, Washington Capitals | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Games, History, News, NHL, Players, Washington Capitals | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Games, History, News, NHL, Players, Teams, Washington Capitals | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Games, History, News, NHL, Players, Teams, Washington Capitals | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in History, Injuries, News, NHL, Players, Washington Capitals | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“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

Posted in Games, History, News, NHL, Players, Teams, Washington Capitals | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Game Re-Caps, Games, History, News, NHL, Players, Teams, Washington Capitals | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Game Re-Caps, Games, History, News, NHL, Players, Teams, Washington Capitals | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Draft, History, News, NHL, Players, Teams | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment