Tag Archives: Kevin Hatcher
Photos: Capitals/NHL/Getty Images The Washington Capitals franchise has featured numerous offensive highlights by defensemen throughout its history. This week defenseman Erik Gustafsson added to the history by scoring a hat trick in the Capitals’ 5-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. … Continue reading
Photo: Getty Images The 1992-93 season was the first NHL season that was 84 games in length instead of the usual (at the time) 80 games. For the Washington Capitals, it was also a season of transition, as former key … Continue reading
Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images Many fans watching Friday’s Washington Capitals and Vancouver Canucks game were anticipating Alex Ovechkin scoring his 767th career goal, which would have moved him past Jaromir Jagr for sole possession of third place on … Continue reading
Penalty Parade and Goals Galore: Retro Recap – Washington Capitals at New York Rangers – October 13, 1986
Photo: NHL The Capitals have opened their season against the Rangers on a few occasions, including their first game ever back on October 9, 1974. One particularly memorable matchup took place on October 13, 1986 at Madison Square Garden.
During the Rock the Red era, the Washington Capitals and their fans have enjoyed the exploits of high-scoring forward Alex Ovechkin and also defenseman Mike Green, who once topped 30 goals for a season. Back in 1993, the Capitals and … Continue reading
Nam Yuh/Associated Press November 11 is an important day in history. On November 11, 1918, Germany signed the armistice agreement with the Allies to end World War I. The anniversary of that date was commemorated by Armistice Day, eventually known … Continue reading
One notable Washington Capitals tradition has been defensemen who were also great contributors on the offensive end. Throughout the years, the Capitals have had eight defensemen on their roster who have topped 20 goals.
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
John Carlson Passes Kevin Hatcher For Third in Franchise Scoring for Defensemen, Ties Scott Stevens For Fifth in Goals, Second in Assists & Points
Capitals defenseman John Carlson has had himself a magnificent start to the 2019-20 season, and gaining some much-deserved league-wide attention for his play. In the process, he has climbed his way up the NHL and franchise record books, and with … Continue reading
Photo: NHL via Getty Images After recording a then-career high 63 points and capping off the 2017-18 with a Stanley Cup championship, Capitals defenseman John Carlson had already had himself a solid season. This season, however, has seen the former … Continue reading