Tag Archives: Washington Capitals History

A Night Of “Firsts” On Valentine’s Day in Calgary: Retro Recap – Washington Capitals vs Calgary Flames – February 14, 1985

Photo: Calgary Flames In February of 1985, the Capitals were in first place in the Patrick Division, trying to hold-off the Philadelphia Flyers, who were close on their heels in second place. On February 14, the Capitals played the second … Continue reading

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Adding An Apple and Climbing the Record Books: John Carlson, Alex Ovechkin Climb the Record Books With Assists on Evgeny Kuznetsov’s Goal Against the Columbus Blue Jackets

John McCreary/NHLI via Getty Images Over the course of their time together, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin and defenseman John Carlson have teamed up for a number of milestone moments and history-making plays. During the team’s first game following the … Continue reading

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Milestone McNugget Minute: John Carlson Ties Dale Hunter For Sixth on Franchise Points List On Daniel Sprong’s Second Period Goal Against Pittsburgh Penguins

When the Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins meet, the potential for both teams’ star players to have big nights. On Tuesday in the Steel City, Capitals defenseman John Carlson did just that with an assist in the final minute … Continue reading

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John Carlson Passes Kevin Hatcher For Third in Franchise Scoring for Defensemen, Ties Scott Stevens For Fifth in Goals, Second in Assists & Points

Capitals defenseman John Carlson has had himself a magnificent start to the 2019-20 season, and gaining some much-deserved league-wide attention for his play. In the process, he has climbed his way up the NHL and franchise record books, and with … Continue reading

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Many Goals Scored and 30 Years Ago: A Look Back at the Washington Capitals’ 1989-90 Season

Photo: NHL For most of the 1970’s, the Capitals were a terrible team who usually finished dead last in their division and often dead last in the league as a whole. The team didn’t qualify for the playoffs until the … Continue reading

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All-time Caps to never win a Stanley Cup?

Photo: NHL/Getty Images While still basking in the silver shine of a Stanley Cup victory, the attention of many Capitals fans has shifted to looking ahead to the future.  There are contracts to sign and coaches to choose.  Young players … Continue reading

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