Capitals History

April 16 is a huge date amongst the National Hockey League’s “Original Six” franchises, with four of them winning the Stanley Cup. There are also plenty of Hall of Fame players who left their mark on the game through the years. Let’s hop aboard the THW time machine and go back in time to relive
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After two consecutive first-round exits for the Washington Capitals, personnel changes were to be expected. The team now has their third head coach in four seasons, a starting goaltender not wearing the number 70 for the first time in nearly a decade, and four new skaters with six combined Stanley Cups. Caps fans have watched
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One of the greatest goal-scorers in the history of the National Hockey League laced up his skates one final time on this date. Plus, Jan. 9 was a big night for memorable shutouts and we had plenty of moments from the early years of the league. Let’s take our daily trip back through the years
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There is little doubt that the city of Montreal is responsible for some of the biggest moments and greatest players in National Hockey League history. They had three of their numerous legends play their first NHL game on this date, two of them in the same contest. This was also a very memorable date in
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This date in National Hockey League history has been a somber one for fans in Montreal as they lost one of the biggest legends and a great goaltender played his final game for them. Also, there were plenty of netminders who had memorable performances, a handful of franchise records were set or tied and milestones
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Oct. 21 has seen plenty of memorable moments from some of the best players in National Hockey League history. This date has big over the years for hockey fans in Quebec City, Detroit and Pittsburgh. Lafleur & Dionne Own the Day Hockey Hall of Famers Guy Lafleur and Marcel Dionne began their connection to each
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Two of the greatest goal scorers in National Hockey League history excelled on this date. Plus, a whole slew of Hall of Fame goaltenders left their mark on the game, while this proved to be a very big date for southern California hockey. A Great Date for Gretzky Wayne Gretzky had a handful of memorable
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Some of the greatest players in National Hockey League history had big moments on this date. The records for the most wins by a goaltender and points by a defenseman were both broken and the first European-born player to score 500 goals hit his milestone. Roy Sets All-Time Wins Mark Patrick Roy made 27 saves,
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So many historic events occurred on Oct. 13 throughout National Hockey League. “Mr. Hockey” scored his first NHL goal in eight years, numerous big names lit the lamp for the first time in their careers, some legendary goaltenders earned shutouts and the first-ever All-Star Game was played in Toronto. Howe Gets Back in the Goal
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The 2020 Draft Lottery is now set for June 26, and the teams hoping for the first overall pick are starting to dream of adding that next great piece to their roster. The majority of top NHL draft picks do work out in some form or fashion, but not always. In 1993, the Ottawa Senators
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On June 7, 2018, after 44 years of trying, the Washington Capitals finally lifted the Stanley Cup. In Oakland, California, 43 years, 2 months, and 10 days earlier, the same team took turns lifting a trash can around the ice in mock jubilation. The achievement they were celebrating? A regular-season road win. It would turn
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Today we look back at another busy day in National Hockey League history. May 7 has seen its fair share of Stanley Cup Final games, legendary players doing what they do best and some impressive streaks getting extended. Stanley Cup Final Moments On May 7, 1968, rookie defenseman Serge Savard scored his first career playoff
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Throughout the years, May 4 has provided more action in National Hockey League playoff history than a lightsaber duel in space. Multiple hat tricks, the crowing of a champion and broken records are among the big moments on this date. Hat Trick Heaven When you think about the possibilities of who scored the fastest playoff
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April 25 has provided us with some great playoff moments throughout the history of the National Hockey League. Two of the greatest players to ever lace up a pair of skates had offensive explosions on a date that saw plenty of great postseason moments. The Great One & Super Mario Go Off Two of the
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Some of the National Hockey League’s “Original 6” teams made postseason memories on this date. However, there are plenty of the league’s newer franchises who made their mark on Stanley Cup playoff history on April 23, as well. A Big Date in Red Wings History The Detroit Red Wings can fondly look back on this
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