16 Facts About Washington Capitals

1. The Washington Capitals ended a three game in four night stretch with a nail biter.

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2. The Washington Capitals wore the same jersey, minus the NHL Winter Classic patch, on February 1, 2011, to honor Hockey Hall of Fame winger Dino Ciccarelli.

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3. In the 2017 playoffs, the Washington Capitals defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs in six games in the first round to set up a second consecutive showdown with the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round.

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4. The Washington Capitals won their second Presidents' Trophy in a row, becoming just the seventh team in NHL history to win back-to-back Presidents' Trophies.

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5. On May 26, 2014, the Washington Capitals announced the promotion of Brian MacLellan from director of player personnel to general manager and the hiring of Barry Trotz as the new head coach.

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6. The Washington Capitals shocked the NHL by defeating the heavily favored Bruins in seven games on an overtime goal by Joel Ward.

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7. The Washington Capitals made a strong push and finished with the seventh overall seed in East, draining the defending champion Boston Bruins in the first round.

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8. The Washington Capitals dominated the plus-minus category, finishing with five players in the top six in the league.

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9. The Washington Capitals were then defeated by the eventual Stanley Cup champions, the Pittsburgh Penguins, in the Eastern Conference Semi-finals in seven games.

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10. The Washington Capitals became the first team in NHL history to make the playoffs after being ranked 14th or lower in their conference standings at the season's midpoint.

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11. In the summer of 2001, the Washington Capitals landed five-time Art Ross Trophy winner Jaromir Jagr, by trading three young prospects to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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12. The Washington Capitals went on to win back-to-back Southeast Division titles in 2000 and 2001, yet both years lost in the first round of the playoffs to the Penguins.

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13. The Washington Capitals won six overtime games, three in each of their series against the Bruins and Sabres.

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14. The Washington Capitals finally made the Wales Conference Finals in 1990, but went down in a four-game sweep at the hands of the first-place Boston Bruins.

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15. The Washington Capitals won the week for the first time this season in Week Four.

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16. The Washington Capitals won the Stanley Cup by blocking a lot of shots and playing faster than their opponents.

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