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Nicklas Backstrom Records 700th Career Assist

Photo: NHL via Getty Images Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom recorded his 700th assist Friday night against the Bruins in Boston. The assist came in the third period on Jakub Vrana’s goal.

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Alex Ovechkin Ties Mike Gartner in Career NHL Goals With 708

Alex Ovechkin scored his 708th goal of his NHL career goal against the Boston Bruins Saturday night. He is now tied with former Capital Mike Gartner for seventh place on the All Time List for career goals. The goal was a … Continue reading

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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

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A Milestone And a Cloud of Controversy – Retro Recap: Washington Capitals vs Edmonton Oilers – November 8, 1997

NHL Under normal circumstances, barring strikes, lockouts, or pandemics, the NHL in early November is a month into their regular season.  This particular Retro Recap, Diane details a game from that time frame during the 1997-98 season, specifically, the Capitals’ game … Continue reading

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“The Net Is On Its Way”: New Jersey Devils Send The Net Alex Ovechkin Scored His 700th Goal Into To The Capitals

Photos: @NJDevils History was made on Saturday as Washington Capitals’ captain Alex Ovechkin scored his 700th career goal and became the eighth player in league history to hit the milestone. He joined The 700 Club as the Capitals clashed with … Continue reading

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Capitals To Honor Alex Ovechkin Reaching 700 Career Goals With Pre-game Ceremony Tuesday, February 25 Versus Winnipeg

Photo: @Capitals The Washington Capitals will honor captain Alex Ovechkin’s 700-career goal milestone with a pre-game ceremony on Tuesday, February 25 following their tilt against the Winnipeg Jets. All fans in attendance will receive an Ovechkin 700vi jersey towel.

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Former Capitals’ Head Coach Barry Trotz: “If I Was A Betting Man, I Would Bet On [Alex Ovechkin] Breaking That Goal-scoring Record. In My Mind, There’s No Doubt He’s Going To Do It.”

Former Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz met with the media Monday morning following the Islanders morning skate at Capital One Arena. Trotz was asked about his former captain, Alex Ovechkin, who is heading into Monday’s game against Trotz and … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Dmitry Orlov To Play In 400th Consecutive Game vs. Kings, The Fifth-Longest Among Active NHL Players

Photo: NBCSW After appearing in his 500th career game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday, defenseman Dmitry Orlov will suit up in his 400th consecutive game when the Washington Capitals host the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night (7 PM … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Ilya Samsonov Becomes First Goalie In NHL History To Win His First Nine Road Games

Photo: Mike Stobe/Getty Images Washington Capitals goaltender Ilya Samsonov became the first goaltender in NHL history to win his first nine road games on Saturday afternoon when he made seven saves in the third period of the team’s 6-4 comeback … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Ties Mario Lemieux For Career Goals

Alex Ovechkin scored his 690th NHL career goal against the New York Islanders Saturday afternoon at Nassau Coliseum.  The goal allowed him to tie Mario Lemieux for tenth place on the All Time list for career goals.

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