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On the Swede Side of History: Nicklas Backstrom Ties Daniel Alfredsson For Fourth-Most Assists By A Swedish-born Player; Moves Up NHL Assists List

Washington Capitals Center Nicklas Backstrom has long been established as one of the franchise’s all-time greatest players and during his NHL career has climbed the ranks of great players that hail from his native country of Sweden. In Sunday night’s … Continue reading

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Climbing On Up: Alex Ovechkin Ties Brendan Shanahan in Even-Strength Points By A Left Wing

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images Just one night ago, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin surpassed NHL great Mark Messier in even-strength goals with his 15th goal of the 2020-21 season. In the first period of the Capitals’ second meeting with … Continue reading

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Capitals Alumni Profile: Mike Marson

NHL Over the organization’s 47-year history, the Washington Capitals have a had a number of notable players don the Red, White, and Blue (or other jersey variants) and make a mark in one way or another. One such player is … Continue reading

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Retro Recap: The Japan Coca-Cola Bottlers Cup – Washington Capitals and Kansas City Scouts

Photo: @Jessamygriffin It was back in April of 1976 when the Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Cup, a four-game exhibition series, took place in Japan. The series was devised as a way of stirring up interest in hockey in Japan.

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