Tag Archives: NHL History

Alex Ovechkin Scores 48th Goal of the Season, Ties Teemu Selanne For Most Goals By a Player Aged 36 or Older

Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images Already having had a milestone 2021-22 regular season, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scored his 48th goal of the year against the Colorado Avalanche, and once more found himself in the NHL record books.

Posted in Games, History, News, NHL, Players, Teams, Washington Capitals | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

No. 8 at Number 3: Alex Ovechkin Scores 767th Career Goal to Pass Jaromir Jagr for Third Place in NHL History

Photo: Robb Carr/NHL via Getty Images Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scored his 767th career goal against the New York Islanders on Tuesday night. The goal moved him ahead of one-time Capital Jaromir Jagr (766) for sole possession of third … Continue reading

Posted in History, News, NHL, Offense, Players, Teams, Washington Capitals | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Capitals Honor Head Coach Peter Laviolette For Reaching 700 Career Wins

On February 15, 2022, Washington Capitals Head Coach Peter Laviolette recorded his 700th career win as an NHL bench boss, against one of his former clubs the Nashville Predators. On the final day of February and on a night in … Continue reading

Posted in Coach, History, News, NHL, Peter Laviolette, Washington Capitals | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Alex Ovechkin Reaches 30-Goal Mark For the 16th Time, Second-Most in NHL History

Washington Capitals captain and left wing Alex Ovechkin scored his 30th goal of the 2021-22 NHL regular season against the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night, reaching the mark for the 16th time in his career. Ovechkin also added an empty-net … Continue reading

Posted in Games, History, News, NHL, Players, Teams, Washington Capitals | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Adding An Apple and Climbing the Record Books: John Carlson, Alex Ovechkin Climb the Record Books With Assists on Evgeny Kuznetsov’s Goal Against the Columbus Blue Jackets

John McCreary/NHLI via Getty Images Over the course of their time together, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin and defenseman John Carlson have teamed up for a number of milestone moments and history-making plays. During the team’s first game following the … Continue reading

Posted in Games, History, News, NHL, Players, Washington Capitals | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Money Shot: T.J. Oshie’s Shootout Winner Against the Buffalo Sabres A Continuation of His Skills Competition Brilliance

Ben Greeni/NHLI via Getty Images While the National Hockey League does not count goals scored by players in the shootout skills competition along with those scored in regulation during the regular season, there is no doubt that Washington Capitals right … Continue reading

Posted in Games, News, NHL, Players, Washington Capitals | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

He Keeps On Climbing: Alex Ovechkin Scores Career Goal No. 750, Records 17th Straight 20-Goal Season

Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has been one of the NHL’s most productive players this season and in typical fashion, has continued to climb the NHL record books on multiple fronts. On Saturday night, The Great Eight scored a milestone … Continue reading

Posted in Games, History, News, NHL, Players, Washington Capitals | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hat Trick of the Apple Kind: Alex Ovechkin Records Three Assists in 6-3 Win Over the Montreal Canadiens, Ties Guy Lafleur On NHL Points List

Scott Taetsch/Getty Images The start to the 2021-22 NHL season has been nothing short of fantastic for Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin, who entered the team’s Thanksgiving Eve contest against the Montreal Canadiens with 15 goals and 30 points in … Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Oh Captain, Red-Hot Captain: Alex Ovechkin Extends Points Streak to Eight Games, Ties For League Lead in Scoring

Scott Taetsch/Getty Images Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has started the 2021-22 NHL regular season as a man on mission, entering Friday night’s game against the Arizona Coyotes with points in seven games to start the season. During the Capitals’ … Continue reading

Posted in Games, News, NHL, Players, Teams, Washington Capitals | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Games, History, News, NHL, Players, Teams, Washington Capitals | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment