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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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20th Anniversary: A Look Back at the Washington Capitals’ 1997-1998 Season

Photos: Getty Images Twenty years ago, the Capitals were preparing to embark on one of the most memorable and unprecedented seasons in the history of the franchise.  However, judging from the events that occurred that offseason, very few fans and analysts would … Continue reading

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History Behind A Number: No. 55

Getty Images Throughout the Capitals’ 42 years in existence, they’ve issued a total of 87 different jersey numbers to the hundreds of players that have suited up in the District. In NoVa Caps’ feature, History Behind A Number, NoVa Caps’ … Continue reading

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Congratulations Eric Fehr and Sergei Gonchar!

Photo: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images With the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Stanley Cup-clinching win tonight, two longtime members of the Capitals – forward Eric Fehr and defenseman Sergei Gonchar – will have their names engraved on the Stanley Cup. Fehr, who signed a … Continue reading

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Looking Back on Sergei Gonchar’s Capitals and NHL Career

Getty Images If Peter Bondra was the Capitals’ 1990’s version of Alex Ovechkin, then former defenseman Sergei Gonchar was the 1990’s Mike Green. One of the best defensemen in franchise history, Gonchar played ten of his 21 NHL seasons with … Continue reading

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NHL Weekly Rewind – Week Ending 10-03-15

The final week of the preseason has teams are finalizing their rosters (with some notable moves made by Pittsburgh, and Chicago), some teams (such as Ottawa, Detroit, and Edmonton) are scrambling to fill in holes in their lineups due to … Continue reading

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The Top 5 Defensemen in Washington Capitals History

#5 – (Tie) Sergei Gonchar – 1994-2004 (10 seasons) and Mike Green – 2005-2015 (10 seasons) Each of these players was known for their offensive prowess as defensemen and both were usually on the second defensive pairing.  Gonchar’s best asset … Continue reading

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