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N1KY Throwback: Remembering Nicklas Backstrom’s Hat Trick Against The Montreal Canadiens in the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs – April 17, 2010

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images On April 15, 2021, Washington Capitals Center Nicklas Backstrom played in his 1,000th regular season game as a member of the team. While Stanley Cup Playoff games do not count in that number, Backstrom has been a … Continue reading

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Retro Recap – Madison Square Gartner – Washington Capitals at New York Rangers – February 28, 1985

The Washington Capitals and New York Rangers have long been rivals. Over the nearly 46 seasons the Capitals have been in the league, the two Eastern Conference teams have met multiple times during the regular season and playoffs. This latest … Continue reading

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Historic Clinching: Retro Recap – Washington Capitals at Calgary Flames – February 24, 1983

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images In February 1983, the Washington Capitals embarked on a road trip in Canada with stops in Edmonton, Calgary, and Montreal. One of their goals on this road trip was to clinch a berth in the Stanley Cup … Continue reading

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The Goal: “Part Deux” – Retro Recap – Washington Capitals vs Montreal Canadians – February 18, 2009

Mike Carlson/Associated Press In the history of the Washington Capitals, the month of February has seemed to be one in which players have either good fortune or a knack, for scoring memorable, highlight-reel goals, including current team captain Alex Ovechkin. … Continue reading

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A Broken Nose and Four Goals – Retro Recap – Washington Capitals vs Montreal Canadians – January 31, 2008

NHL After returning to the Washington Capitals’ lineup in typical fashion on January 30, 2021, Alex Ovechkin’s propensity for scoring goals was on full display over a decade ago today in a contest against the Montreal Canadiens. In this Retro … Continue reading

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The Goal: Retro Recap – Washington Capitals at Phoenix Coyotes – January 16, 2006

Typically in mid-January, the NHL is just past the midpoint of their season, with certain teams having established themselves as contenders, while other teams have established themselves as mediocrities, or bottom feeders in the league standings. In January 2006, the … 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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Maruk Flies High Against the Jets: Retro Recap – Washington Capitals vs Winnipeg Jets – December 4, 1981

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Over their 46-year history, the Washington Capitals have had some memorable games during the early December time frame. One such game took place on December 4, 1981, a home game against the Winnipeg Jets which featured one … Continue reading

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A Win Before the True Blues of Winter: Retro Recap – Capitals at St. Louis Blues – December 1, 2010

Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images North America Over the last few weeks, NoVa Caps’ Diane Doyle has been revisiting past games in Washington Capitals’ history in NoVa Caps’ Retro Recaps series. This Double R feature looks at a game the Capitals played … Continue reading

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A Pyrrhic Victory and Casualties in Carolina: Retro Recap – Washington Capitals @ Carolina Hurricanes – November 30, 2009

Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images Continuing a recent stretch of NoVa Caps’ Retro Recaps, Diane Doyle takes a look back at a game played in November 2009, at a time when the Washington Capitals were battling for the Eastern Conference … Continue reading

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