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Interview with Alex Ovechkin’s First Professional Hockey Coach

Photos: Sport Express Igor Rabiner of Sports Express in Russia is currently interviewing the coaches who worked with Alex Ovechkin before he left Russia to play in North America.  Most recently Rabiner conducted an interview with Alex Ovechkin’s first professional … Continue reading

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Friday the Thirteenth – Ode to the Jasons

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images North America Fans of the “Friday the Thirteenth” series of movies are familiar with the fact that the main character in the movie series was named Jason Voorhees.  With Friday, March 13, approaching, NoVa Caps takes a … Continue reading

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Capitals Alumni Profile: Al Jensen

NHL Over their nearly 46 seasons in the National Hockey League, the Washington Capitals have employed the services of a number of notable goaltenders, from household names such as Olaf Kolzig and Braden Holtby, to less notable names such as … Continue reading

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Saturday Night Regional Rivalry – Retro Recap: Washington Capitals vs New York Rangers – March 3, 1984

NHL The Washington Capitals and New York Rangers have long been natural rivals. Over the nearly 46 seasons the Capitals have been in the league, the two Eastern Conference and Atlantic region teams have met multiples times during the regular … Continue reading

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“See You At 800”: Wayne Gretzky Congratulates Alex Ovechkin on Reaching 700 Goals

Getty Images When it comes to NHL greats, there is no player greater than Wayne Gretzky, appropriately nicknamed The Great One. The NHL’s greatest player of all-time is widely respected around the league and holds dozens of NHL records, topped … Continue reading

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Countdown Complete! Alex Ovechkin Scores 700th Career Goal Against New Jersey Devils

The question on everyone’s mind heading into the 2019-20 season was when Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin would reach the 700-goal milestone, as he entered the season with 658 goals and would need a reasonable 42 goals to become the eighth … Continue reading

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Bonzai Snatches Victory From Defeat: Retro Recap – Washington Capitals vs New York Islanders – February 3, 1996

NHL Before the arrival of Alex Ovechkin, the Capitals’ game-breaking franchise player came in the form of Peter Bondra.  Bondra’s heroics were displayed on many occasions, including in a game against the New York Islanders on February 3, 1996, one … Continue reading

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Early Bonzai Birthday Present – Retro Recap: Washington Capitals vs Tampa Bay Lightning – February 5, 1994

NHL Capitals great Peter Bondra was long considered the best offensive player and player overall in franchise history before the emergence of Alex Ovechkin. During his prime years, Bondra was an offensive dynamo and a weapon for Washington every night. … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Records 27th Career Hat Trick Against Los Angeles Kings, Moves Closer to 700 Goals

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images Since before and after the All-Star break, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has been the NHL’s hottest player. Ending the two games before the All-Star break with consecutive hat tricks, the Capitals’ captain for was named … Continue reading

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Top Helper: John Carlson Becomes the Franchise Assist Leader Among Defensemen

Jana Chytoliva/Freestye Photography/Getty Images While Alex Ovechkin passing Mark Messier for eighth all-time in Goals Scored was the major storyline in the Capitals’ Friday night victory against the Ottawa Senators, defenseman John Carlson made history in his own right, becoming … Continue reading

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