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Washington Capitals Clinch Playoff Spot

With a win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday, the Washington Capitals became the first team to clinch a playoff berth this season. The Capitals built their 5-3 victory with a hat trick by T.J. Oshie and improved to a 46-17-8 record. They have a two-point lead on the Columbus Blue Jackets for first […]

Is This Finally the Year for the Washington Capitals?

After knocking off the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night, the Washington Capitals have won 15 straight games at home. That improves their record to 27-5-1 at the Verizon Center. They haven’t lost a game at home since a shootout loss to New Jersey on December 27 and haven’t lost a home game in regulation since […]

Alex Ovechkin Strikes 1,000 Points

To the surprise of nobody, Alex Ovechkin once again entered the history books and recorded his 1,000th point on Wednesday night. Ovechkin achieved the marker against the Pittsburgh Penguins, scoring 35 seconds into the first period at the Verizon Center. The Russian forward not only became the first Washington Capital to carve out 1,000 points, […]

Making History: Alex Ovechkin Ties “Rocket” Richard

It goes without saying that Alex Ovechkin is a generational talent. He proved it again last night, scoring his 544th career goal and notching his 999th career point, thereby matching the goal-scoring total of Maurice “Rocket” Richard. The goal came in Montreal, which is perhaps fitting. Ovechkin’s Washington Capitals knocked off the Canadiens by a […]

2016-2017 Season Preview: Washington Capitals

The Washington Capitals closed out 2015-2016 by having their best season in franchise history. They posted a 56-18-8 record and scored a whopping 252 goals. They allowed just 193 goals against and secured the Presidents’ Trophy. Unfortunately, things fell apart in the playoffs and the Capitals lost in the second round to the eventual Stanley […]

Pittsburgh Penguins Eliminate Washington Capitals

It took overtime in Game Six, but the Pittsburgh Penguins have eliminated the Washington Capitals and will advance to the Eastern Conference Final to face the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Penguins secured the 4-3 on Tuesday after blowing a three-goal lead and it was Nick Bonino who retired the series 6:32 into the extra frame. […]

Washington Capitals Snag Another President’s Trophy

The Washington Capitals have clinched the President’s Trophy. The team took home their second President’s Trophy in franchise history thanks to a 4-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday night. The Capitals now hold a 54-16-5 record so far and have seven games to go in the regular season, which makes them the […]

Alex Ovechkin Scores 500th Goal

Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin scored his 500th career goal on Sunday night, becoming the 43rd player in NHL history to hit the mark. The Great Eight became the first player to hit the milestone since Jarome Iginla accomplished the feat in January of 2012. “It is a special moment,” Ovechkin said. “It is nice […]

Habs Force Game Seven

With the first round winding down and teams like Vancouver, Boston and Chicago advancing recently, the Montreal Canadiens are proving to be a handful for the Washington Capitals. In a thrilling contest, Jaroslav Halak and the Habs took on the Capitals and defeated them by a final score of 4-1 to force a seventh game. […]

The End of HC Moscow Dynamo?

HC Dynamo Moscow isn’t the first KHL team to fold up this season, but it is the most significant. For fans, news that the Moscow team in the Bobrov Division in the Kontinental Hockey League is merging with HC MVD is heartbreaking. “In Russia, they’re probably the same as Montreal – it’s a historic team, […]

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