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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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Alex Ovechkin Moves Into Third In All-Time Power Play Goals

Greg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images Since he entered the league in 2005-06, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has made the Caps’ power play one of the most lethal in the league. His characteristic one-timer from his “office” has become one of … Continue reading

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St. Nick Gets No. 900! Nicklas Backstrom Records 900th NHL Point in 900th Career Game Played With Alex Ovechkin

Andy Marlin/NHLI via Getty Images As if recording a primary assist on an Alex Ovechkin goal in their 900th game played together was not enough, Capitals Alternate Captain Nicklas Backstrom added another milestone to his already acclaimed NHL career by … Continue reading

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2,500 and Counting: Capitals’ Assistant Equipment Manager Craig “Woody” Leydig Works 2,500th Game Against Columbus Blue Jackets

Washington Capitals For a hockey team to succeed, it it takes more than just players, coaches, front office staff, and the team personnel most familiar to fans. One such group of personnel includes the equipment staff, who are crucial to … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Passes Mike Gartner For Seventh In Multi-Goal Games and Passes Phil Housley for Career Points; Nicklas Backstrom Passes Peter Forsberg

Photo: NHL Via Getty Images In Thursday night’s tilt against the Florida Panthers, Alex Ovechkin scored two goals in the second period.  The multi-goal outing is the 136th game in his career where he has scored more than one goal, allowing … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Scores 668th And 669th Career Goals; Passes Luc Robitaille for 12th on All Time List For Career Goals; Ties Norm Ullman in Career Points

Photo: Mark Blinch/Getty Images Alex Ovechkin scored the 668th and 669th goals of his NHL career against the Toronto Maple Leafs Tuesday night.  He moved ahead of Luc Robitaille for twelth place on the All Time list.

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Alex Ovechkin Scores 668th Career Goal; Ties Luc Robitaille in Goals – 12th on All Time List

Alex Ovechkin scored the 668th goal of his NHL career against the Toronto Maple Leafs Tuesday night.  He is now tied for twelth place on the All Time list with Luc Robitaille.

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Nicklas Backstrom Now In Fifth Place for Assists Among Swedish Born NHL Players

Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Image Late in the second period of the Washington Capitals 5-3 victory over the Calgary Flames, Alex Ovechkin scored the Caps third goal of the game to put the Caps ahead 3-2.  He was … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Passes Luc Robitaille On All-Time Power Play Goals, Reaches and Approaches Other Milestones in Loss to Nashville

Frederick Breedon/Getty Images While the Capitals’ 6-5 loss to the Nashville Predators ended in less than spectacular fashion, there were a few bright spots in the contest, including continued production from blueliner John Carlson, and more notably, two power play … Continue reading

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