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Joining Mr. Hockey: Alex Ovechkin Scores Career Goal No. 801 Against Winnipeg Jets, Ties Gordie Howe For Second All-Time in NHL History in Goals Scored

Photo: Michael Reaves/Getty Images Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scored his 801st career goal on Friday night against the Winnipeg Jets, tying NHL great Gordie Howe for second all-time in NHL history in Goals Scored.

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Capitals’ Ilya Samsonov Becomes 10th Rookie Goaltender In NHL History To Win 9+ Consecutive Wins; Breaks Franchise Record

The Washington Capitals 5-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils Thursday night was a big one that included an Ovechkin hat trick. However, goaltender Ilya Samsonov had a big night too. He has become the 10th rookie goaltender in NHL … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Ties Teemu Selanne For 11th-most Goals In NHL History With Second Goal In Win Over Ottawa

As if scoring an answering goal to a close, no-goal call in the second period, Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin moved into a tie with Hall of Famer Teemu Selanne for 11th all-time on the NHL’s Goals Scored List with his … Continue reading

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To the Nines and Climbing! : John Carlson and Alex Ovechkin Extend Points Streaks to Nine Games, Continue to Climb Record Books in Game Against Oilers

Mike Carlson/Getty Images Heading into Thursday night’s game against the Edmonton Oilers, Capitals defenseman John Carlson had already etched his name into the NHL record books in the team’s previous game against the Calgary Flames while extending his points streak … Continue reading

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Climbing the Books: Washington Capitals Career Milestones Reached in 2018-2019

The 2018-2019 was a good season for the Capitals, although they fell short of their ultimate goal of repeating as Stanley Cup champions. During the regular season, many of the team’s players managed to reach career milestones.  Prior to the … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Wins 8th Rocket Richard Trophy; Sets Record For Most Times Leading League in Goals

Alex Ovechkin added one more record to his arsenal of recoreds set during the 2018-19 season.  He led the NHL in goals, once again, this time with 51 goals.  This is the eighth time he has led the league in … Continue reading

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Holtby Is Historic!

Braden Holtby entered tonight’s game in St. Louis looking to make some history.  With a win Holtby would tie Devils legend Martin Brodeur for 48 wins, the most in a regular season. The Caps would thump the Blues and Holtby … Continue reading

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