Tag Archives: Peter Bondra

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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A Banner For Bonzai: It Is Long Overdue for Peter Bondra’s Number 12 to Be Raised to the Rafters

NHL There is no denying that, when all is said and done, Alexander Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom will be remembered as the two greatest players in the history of the Washington Capitals long after they hang up the skates and … Continue reading

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Hats Off To Bondra: Retro Recap – Philadelphia Flyers at Washington Capitals – Oct 12, 1999

Photo: Washington Capitals/NHL It was early in the 1999-00 season when the Philadelphia Flyers, one of the Washington Capitals’ traditional rivals, made their first visit of the season to MCI Center. Both teams were hoping to improve over their prior … Continue reading

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A Night Out With Capitals Alumni – Capitals Alumni “Stars And Spirit” Night

Photo: Washington Capitals The Washington Capitals Alumni Association (WCAA) held their Fourth Annual “Stars and Spirits” Night on Friday night. The annual event raises money for the Capitals Alumni Community Fund, which aims to grow the game of hockey in … Continue reading

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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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Climbing That Playoff Ladder: T.J. Oshie, John Carlson Move Up Franchise Record Books On First Period Goal Against the Florida Panthers

Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images After a tough, 3-2 loss in overtime to the Florida Panthers in Washington, D.C. on Monday, the Washington Capitals got off to a good start in the first period of Game 5, on a … Continue reading

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Bondra Nets Two Goals For Franchise Record: Retro Recap – Carolina Hurricanes at Washington Capitals – November 30, 2001

Photo: Washington Capitals In recent years, Washington Capitals fans have been treated to numerous career milestones by Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and others. It’s gotten to the point where fans often go to Capitals’ games expecting to see one or … 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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Bonzai Heroics and 30 Goals For Hatcher: Retro Recap – Washington Capitals vs Quebec Nordiques

During the Rock the Red era, the Washington Capitals and their fans have enjoyed the exploits of high-scoring forward Alex Ovechkin and also defenseman Mike Green, who once topped 30 goals for a season. Back in 1993, the Capitals and … Continue reading

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“I Wish You Continued Success and Many More In A Capitals Jersey”: Peter Bondra Congratulates Nicklas Backstrom On Passing Him in Franchise Games Played

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images While the NHL debut of top prospect Connor McMichael in the Washington Capitals’ 4-3 shootout loss to the Buffalo Sabres was one of the most-talked about moments of the game, star center Nicklas Backstrom also … Continue reading

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