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Alex Ovechkin Scores Career Goals No. 731 and 732, Ties and Passes Marcel Dionne For Fifth Place On All-Time List

Photo: John McCreary/NHLI via Getty Images Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scored his 731st and 732nd career goals against the New York Rangers in the team’s Opening Night contest, a night that also featured rookie Hendrix Lapierre scoring his first … Continue reading

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Game 1, Goal #1: Hendrix Lapierre Scores First NHL Goal In NHL Debut

Photo: Patrick Smith/NHL via Getty Images When the Washington Capitals drafted forward Hendrix Lapierre in the first-round of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, there were probably not many who thought the 22nd overall pick would make his NHL debut just … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Versus New York Rangers – Looking Back At Their Past Opening Day Matchups

Photo by B Bennett/Getty Images It’s finally here. Opening night for the 2021-22 NHL season is upon us, with the Rangers coming into Washington, DC to play the Capitals on Wednesday.

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Opening Night Preview: Capitals Start Season In St. Louis On Wednesday Night

Photo: Scott Rovak/Getty Images The last two Stanley Cup Champions clash on the opening night of the NHL season on Wednesday as the St. Louis Blues host the Washington Capitals. The Blues won both games between the two teams last … Continue reading

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The First Night: Looking Back At the Capitals’ First Regular Season Game

Goalie Ron Low #1 of the Washington Capitals makes the save during an NHL game against the New York Rangers on October 9, 1974 at the Madison Square Garden Photo by B Bennett/Getty Images Every October, the Capitals play the … Continue reading

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Retro Recap: Washington Capitals vs Boston Bruins – October 1, 2009

Elsa/Getty Images With the Washington Capitals playing the Boston Bruins in their inaugural game of the 2019-20 season on October 3, 2018, it almost coincides with another Opening Night contest between the two teams in 2009.  While the opener in … Continue reading

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