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Rockin’ The Retro In The D.C. Metro: Scenes From Capitals’ Concert At 9:30 Club

Photo: @Capitals/Twitter ‘Twas a rockin’ time at 9:30 Club in D.C. Monday night! The Washington Capitals held their “Rock the Retro” Concert, which featured 90s tribute band White Ford Bronco and Capitals past and present. Here are the highlights.

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Milestone Hat Trick for Adam Oates: Retro Recap – Washington Capitals vs New York Islanders – October 8, 1997

Photo: John McDonnell The Washington Post Unlike recent NHL seasons, which have started relatively late due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 1997-98 NHL season was one that started relatively early on the calendar, as the Capitals played their first game … Continue reading

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New Men in Net — Debut Games For Washington Capitals Goalies

Photo: Washington Capitals In the history of the Washington Capitals, 51 men have played at least one game in goal. Among the 51, some made their NHL debut with the Capitals while others made their NHL debut with another team … Continue reading

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Young Rookie Ends Month of Horrors – Retro Recap – Atlanta Thrashers at Washington Capitals – October 31, 2003

Photo: NHL October 31 is best known for Halloween, a day famous for (among many things) ghosts, goblins, and haunted houses. For the Washington Capitals hockey team, October 31, 2003 was the end of a month of horrors, perhaps the … Continue reading

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Vitek Vanecek’s Essay Details The Feelings And Fears He Faced In Coming To America: “I Felt Lost In America From The First Moment”

Photos: Jana Mensatorová, ČTK / AP / Mel Evans and ČTK / AP / Chris Young For Capitals goaltending prospect Vitek Vanecek, playing hockey in America has been a tremendous challenge. On the exterior, Vanecek has always been a jovial … Continue reading

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Number 12 For Two — Retro Recap: Washington Capitals vs Montreal Canadiens – November 15, 1997

NHL Under normal circumstances in most seasons, assuming no lockout, strike, or pandemic,  the NHL in mid-November would be just over a month into the regular season. This post looks at a Washington Capitals’ game against the Montreal Canadiens on … Continue reading

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Sabre Rattling – Retro Recap: Washington Capitals @ Buffalo Sabres – November 13, 1997

NHL Under normal circumstances, barring strikes, lockouts, or pandemics, the NHL would be just over a month into the season in mid-November.  This post looks at a Capitals’ game from mid-November during the 1997-98 season, specifically their game against the … Continue reading

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Stick Taps to the Veterans: A Look At the Washington Capitals on Veterans’ Day

Nam Yuh/Associated Press November 11 is an important day in history. On November 11, 1918, Germany signed the armistice agreement with the Allies to end World War I. The anniversary of that date was commemorated by Armistice Day, eventually known … Continue reading

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A Look At How Capitals’ Goalies Performed During Their Rookie Season

Photo: @Capitals As goaltender Ilya Samsonov looks poised to become the Washington Capitals‘ starter for the foreseeable future after this season due to a strong campaign and Braden Holtby set to become an unrestricted free agent and unlikely to be … Continue reading

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Braden Holtby Ties Franchise Record For Shutouts

It wasn’t the prettiest of wins, but the Capitals managed to take care of business against the woefully depleted New Jersey Devils 3-0 Friday night at Capital One Arena. However, Capitals netminder Braden Holtby was sharp, pitching his third shutout … Continue reading

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