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Early Bonzai Birthday Present – Retro Recap: Washington Capitals vs Tampa Bay Lightning – February 5, 1994

NHL Capitals great Peter Bondra was long considered the best offensive player and player overall in franchise history before the emergence of Alex Ovechkin. During his prime years, Bondra was an offensive dynamo and a weapon for Washington every night. … Continue reading

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A “Snow-vechkin” Super Bowl Sunday: Retro Recap – Washington Capitals vs Pittsburgh Penguins (February 7, 2010)

Luis Alvarez/Associated Press The Capitals have frequently hosted games on Super Bowl Sunday throughout the days of the “Rock the Red” era. The 2019-20 season will no different as they host the Metropolitan Division rival Pittsburgh Penguins in a nationally-televised … Continue reading

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The Streak: A Look Back at the Capitals’ Historic Winning Streak 10 Years Later – Part 2

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images North America A mere 10 years ago, the Washington Capitals found themselves in the midst of the longest winning streak in franchise history, one that started on January 13 and continued into the month of February. Part … Continue reading

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Sunrise Begins After Darkness – Retro Recap: Washington Capitals vs Florida Panthers – January 13, 2010

Joel Auerbach/Getty Images The 2009-10 season saw the Washington Capitals capture the franchise’s first-ever President’s Trophy and 121 points. A major part of their success that season came during the early part of 2010, which was highlighted by a 14-game … Continue reading

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Oh Captain, New Captain: Retro Recap – Washington Capitals vs Montreal Canadiens – January 5, 2010

Greg Fiume/Getty Images North America Ten years ago, on January 5, 2010, the Capitals were set to play the Montreal Canadiens at home. They had been riding a three-game losing streak that started after trading their captain, Chris Clark, to … Continue reading

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Retro Recap – Washington Capitals vs. New York Rangers – 1/3/2009 – Saturday Night’s For Bad Fighting

Len Redkoles/Getty Images North America Just over 11 years ago, the Washington Capitals played the New York Rangers in their second home game of the new year on January 3, 2009. In this latest Retro Recap, Diane Doyle takes a … Continue reading

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Retro Recap: Washington Capitals at Philadelphia Flyers – December 5, 2009: Saint Nicholas Day and Sucker Punches in Philadelphia

Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images With the Washington Capitals recently playing the Anaheim Ducks on Saint Nicholas Day 2019 in a game marked with physical altercations, NoVa Caps takes look back on a game 10 years ago on the day … Continue reading

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Birth Of A Beast: Retro Recap – Washington Capitals vs Boston Bruins – November 5, 2010

Photos: NHL via Getty Images With the Washington Capitals about to face the Bruins tonight at TD Garden in Boston, I  thought I would take a look back to a prior contest that took place between the two teams on … Continue reading

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Retro Recap: Washington Capitals vs New Jersey Devils – October 9, 2010

Photo: Getty Images With the Capitals set to host the Metropolitan Division rival New Jersey Devils on Friday night, NoVa Caps takes a look back at a contest between the two teams just under nine years ago on Opening Night … Continue reading

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Retro Recap: Washington Capitals at Tampa Bay Lightning – February 14, 2009

Photo: NHL Nearly 10 years ago the Capitals played a memorable game on Valentine’s Day on a road trip to that included stops in New York and Florida, where this game was played. The game against the Tampa Bay Lightning … Continue reading

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