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Alex Ovechkin Plays In 1,200th Career NHL Game

Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin played his very first game on October 5, 2005, a home game for the Washington Capitals against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Ovechkin played in his 1,200th career NHL games Tuesday night.

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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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Reviewing All Of The Washington Capitals First Round Draft Picks And How They Turned Out

The Washington Capitals will have the #24 overall pick in next week’s 2020 NHL Entry Draft. The Capitals have selected 24th overall just twice before, in 2009 when they chose Marcus Johansson, and in 1979 when they chose Errol Rausse. … Continue reading

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Sergei Gonchar: A Look At Potential Assistant Coaching Candidates For The Capitals

Peter Diana/Post-Gazette Peter Laviolette stated in his introductory press conference on September 15 that he hadn’t even begun thinking about a coaching staff. While the Capitals new bench boss is in the process of reviewing existing Capitals’ staff and interviewing potential coaching … Continue reading

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Penguins Begin Making Changes, Will Not Renew Coaching Contracts For Sergei Gonchar, Jacques Martin and Mark Recchi

Photo: NHL via Getty Images The Pittsburgh Penguins announced on Wednesday that they would not be renewing  the contracts of assistant coaches Sergei Gonchar, Jacques Martin and Mark Recchi.

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Offensive Defensemen: 20-Goal Scorers From The Washington Capitals Blueline

One notable Washington Capitals tradition has been defensemen who were also great contributors on the offensive end. Throughout the years, the Capitals have had eight  defensemen on their roster who have topped 20 goals.

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John Carlson Passes Sergei Gonchar on the Capitals’ All-Time Scoring List for Defensemen, Now Fourth All-Time

Washington Capitals Entering the 2019-20 season, Capitals defenseman and new alternate captain John Carlson looked to build upon a career-best 70-point campaign in 2018-19, for which he finished fourth in Norris Trophy voting. Through eight games, Carlson’s scorching hot start … Continue reading

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John Carlson Reaches 400 Career Points in Capitals’ 4-1 Win Over Carolina

Photo: NHL via Getty Images After recording a then-career high 63 points and capping off the 2017-18 with a Stanley Cup championship, Capitals defenseman John Carlson had already had himself a solid season. This season, however, has seen the former … Continue reading

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Retro Rebuild: A Review Of The Ovechkin-Era Rebuild; Gabby, Guns and Groins

Photos: NHL via Getty Images In 2002-03, the Washington Capitals finished second to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Southeast Division and would ultimately lose to Tampa Bay in the first round of the post season. The expectation for the … Continue reading

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The Russian Influence in Washington: The History of Russians on the Washington Capitals

There have been Russian players in the NHL since 1928.  However, the birth of the Cold War in 1946, marked the end of Russians in the NHL.  There was one exception.  In 1982-1983, Victor Nechayev played three games for the … Continue reading

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