Tag Archives: Mike Gartner

Fighting The Flyers in Landover – Retro Recap: Washington Capitals vs Philadelphia Flyers – March 13, 1982

The Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers have developed a very intense rivalry over the years. In the early days of the Caps’ existence, the Flyers would dominate the Capitals, but eventually the matchup became more even. In this piece, NoVa … Continue reading

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Retro Recap – Madison Square Gartner – Washington Capitals at New York Rangers – February 28, 1985

The Washington Capitals and New York Rangers have long been rivals. Over the nearly 46 seasons the Capitals have been in the league, the two Eastern Conference teams have met multiple times during the regular season and playoffs. This latest … Continue reading

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To Hockey, With Love: A Look at the Washington Capitals on Valentine’s Day

Christian Peterson/Getty Images North America February 14, better known as Valentine’s Day, is a day typically associated with romantic occasions with one’s significant other. While Valentine’s Day has not typically been a “standing” date on the Washington Capitals’ calendar, the … Continue reading

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Capitals Fall To Rangers 4-2, Alex Ovechkin Scores Goal 709, Passes Mike Gartner

Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images The Washington Capitals fell to the New York Rangers 4-2 Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. The loss drops the Capitals record to 6-2-3 (15 points) on the season. They remain one point out of first … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin Scores 709th Goal; Passes Mike Gartner for Seventh Place on NHL’s All-Time Goals List

Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scored his 709th career NHL goal during Thursday night’s clash against the New York Rangers. He is now in sole possession of seventh place on the league’s all-time goals list, passing Mike Gartner.

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10-Game Power Streak: A Look Back on the Washington Capitals’ 10-Game Win Streak of 1983-84

Getty Images The 1983-84 season for the Washington Capitals could simply be described as a roller coaster ride. It began with a seven-game losing streak that was followed by a five-game winning streak. On January 11, they finally climbed over … Continue reading

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Building An Era of Improvement: A Look Back At the 1983-84 Washington Capitals Season

For many longtime Capitals fans, memories of the 1982-83 season, which saw the Washington Capitals become perennial Stanley Cup Playoff contenders, are likely still relatively fresh some 38 years later. In this look back, NoVa Caps’ Diane Doyle takes a … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Halloween Happenings: Horrors and Highlights

Photo: Associated Press In a normal year, October means many things. It’s a time when the weather gets colder, the leaves on the trees turn color, and college and professional football are in full swing. The Major League Baseball postseason is … 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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Mike Gartner Talks About Playing a Hall-Of-Fame Career With One Good Eye

Former Washington Capitals great Mike Gartner played his entire 19-year hall-of-fame career with a vision condition he mostly kept to himself. Gartner’s suffers from amblyopia in his right eye.

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