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25 Greatest Washington Capitals, from Langway and Bondra to Ovechkin and Backstrom

May 5, 2012

Who is the greatest Washington Capital of all-time, Rod Langway or Alex Ovechkin? Where did the young guns of Ovie, Nicklas Backstrom, Mike Green, and Alexander Semin come in on the top 25 list, if at all?  If the Caps continue their playoff run in 2012, it will enhance Ovie’s legacy. The two-time MVP’s play has slipped the past two years, but he’s still one of the NHL’s most dangerous goal scorers. Without further ado, here are the links to the Top 25 Caps of all-time, based on one writer’s opinion: and


Backstrom leads Washington Capitals past Montreal Canadiens 6-5 in Game 2 with hat trick, OT goal

April 17, 2010

Down by three goals, the Capitals mounted a furious comeback and defeated the Montreal Canadiens 6-5 in Game 2 of their opening round playoff series, thanks to a hat trick and an overtime goal by Nicklas Backstrom.

The fans got their money’s worth in a wild contest at Verizon Center that saw the Caps come back from a 4-1 deficit and featured 11 goals including hat tricks by Backstrom and Andrei Kostitsyn.

Alexander Ovechkin rebounded from a lackluster effort in Game 1 to score a goal and assist on three others, and got involved in the game early with physical play.

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Kovalev leads Ottawa Senators past Washington Capitals, 5-4 in overtime

April 1, 2010

Alexei Kovalev scored a power play goal with 19 seconds left in overtime to lead the Ottawa Senators past the Washington Capitals, 5-4 tonight at Verizon Center.

Nicklas Backstrom was called for tripping Kovalev and was sent to the penalty box with 33 seconds left in overtime.

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Vancouver Winter Olympics: Swedish hockey team

February 23, 2010

Here’s a photo I took of the of the Swedish hockey team after their 2-0 victory last week over Germany at the Olympics in Vancouver.

Team Sweden after its 2-0 hockey victory over Germany at the Olympics in Vancouver. #19 is Nicklas Backstrom of the Washington Capitals.

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