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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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A “Snow-vechkin” Super Bowl Sunday: Retro Recap – Washington Capitals vs Pittsburgh Penguins (February 7, 2010)

Luis Alvarez/Associated Press The Capitals have frequently hosted games on Super Bowl Sunday throughout the days of the “Rock the Red” era. The 2019-20 season will no different as they host the Metropolitan Division rival Pittsburgh Penguins in a nationally-televised … Continue reading

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The Great Eight in Eighth!! Alex Ovechkin Passes Mark Messier For Eighth All-time In Goals

Alex Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images Having already tied the great Mark Messier in the second period of the Capitals’ 5-3 win over the Ottawa Senators on Friday night, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin made history yet again in the closing minute … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Ties Mark Messier for Eighth All-Time on NHL Goals List; Extends Goal Scoring Streak to Five Games

Alex Ovechkin has had himself a productive last few weeks of December. With two consecutive hat tricks before the All-Star break, and putting himself back in Maurice Richard Trophy contention since returning, The Great Eight has climbed the NHL record … Continue reading

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