Tag Archives: Peter Bondra

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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Hunting For 1,000 Points – Retro Recap: Washington Capitals vs Philadelphia Flyers – January 9, 1998

Getty Images In early January 1998, the Philadelphia Flyers arrived in Washington to play the Capitals in their first visit to the Nation’s capital since the Capitals had moved from U.S. Air Arena (long-known as the Capital Centre) in Landover, … 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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Washington Capitals Halloween Happenings: Horrors and Highlights

Photo: Associated Press In a normal year, October means many things. It’s a time when the weather gets colder, the leaves on the trees turn color, and college and professional football are in full swing. The Major League Baseball postseason is … Continue reading

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