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Washington Capitals First Trimester Review: 2020-21 Season

In a “typical” seasons, we’ve traditionally reviewed the Capitals performance for each quarter. With the 2020-21 season being an abbreviated 56-game season instead of the normal 82-game season, we will change our tack and review the team’s performance at each … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Vitek Vanecek Becomes Ninth Rookie Goalie Since 1967-68 To Start NHL Career Without A Regulation Loss In First Seven Games

Photo: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images After making 40 saves in the Washington Capitals‘ 4-3 overtime win over the Boston Bruins at Capital One Arena on Saturday night, Vitek Vanecek became the second rookie goaltender in franchise history to remain unbeaten in … Continue reading

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Milestones in Sight During the Washington Capitals 2020-21 Season

Photo: Nick Wass/The Associated Press The 2020-21 NHL season will be a shortened thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the teams playing just 56 games instead of the customary 82 games. Nonetheless, several players on the Capitals’ roster could reach … Continue reading

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A Workload of Highlights: Notable Moments From Braden Holtby’s Career With the Washington Capitals

With longtime Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby having signed a two-year contract with the Vancouver Canucks in free agency, it is now appropriate to look at the highlights of Holtby’s career with the Capitals.  Since his first NHL appearance in … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin Moves Into 18th Place On NHL’s All-Time Stanley Cup Playoff Goal List

Photo: Chase Agnello-Dean/Getty Images With his two goal night in the Washington Capitals‘ 3-2 win in Game 4 of their first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series against the New York Islanders, captain Alex Ovechkin moved past Detroit Red Wings legend Gordie … Continue reading

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Mountains of Milestones: Washington Capitals Career Milestones Reached in 2019-2020

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images While the 2019-20 NHL season was ended prematurely due to the coronavirus pandemic, the shortened campaign was not an uneventful one for members of the Washington Capitals, as many members of the team reached significant career milestones … Continue reading

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Going Gray While Lighting the Lamp: A Look at Goal Production at an Advanced Age and Alex Ovechkin’s Chances of Catching Gretzky

USA TODAY At the age of 34, Washington Capitals Captain Alex Ovechkin already has over 40 goals for the 2019-20 season (currently on hiatus) and has already scored the 700th career goal of his NHL career.  The question has been … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Third Quarter Review: 2019-20 Season

Photo: NHL Via Getty Images With the Washington Capitals now having played 62 games in the 2019-2020 season, it’s time for our annual quarterly assessment of the team. In this piece, NoVa Caps’ Diane Doyle looks at the third quarter … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Dmitry Orlov Plays 500th Career Game Against Penguins On Sunday

Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov is playing in his 500th career game this afternoon as the Capitals host the Pittsburgh Penguins for the first time this season. Today’s Super Bowl Sunday matinee also marks Orlov’s 399th consecutive game, which is … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin Scores Hat Trick In Victory Over The Islanders, Passes Mario Lemieux & Ties Steve Yzerman For 9th Place On The NHL All-Time Goals List

Photo: @Capitals Washington Capitals’ captain Alex Ovechkin had another milestone-making game in Saturday’s 6-4 win over the New York Islanders. He is now in the Top 10, officially passing Mario Lemieux and tying Steve Yzerman for ninth place on the … Continue reading

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