Tag Archives: NHL History

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

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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

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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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