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The Capitals face the New York Rangers tonight in the first of four meetings between the teams this season. Washington holds a 103-90-18-7 record against the Rangers all-time, a 56-40-9-4 record at home and have recorded a point in six straight games (5-0-1).

Today marks the 44th anniversary of the Capitals' first ever win in franchise history. On Oct. 17, 1974, the Capitals defeated the Chicago Black Hawks, 4-3. Denis Dupere led the Capitals with two goals that game, while Ron Anderson and Jack Eagers would each add a goal. Ron Low stopped 33 of the 36 shots he faced (.917 save percentage) in the win. Washington would record an 8-67-5 record that season, with Tommy Williams as their leading scorer (22g, 36a). Over the last 10 seasons, the Capitals rank first in cumulative points (916), first in power play percentage (22.5 percent), second in total wins (416), second in goals for (2,143) and 7th in goals against (1,827). During that same span, the Capitals rank fourth in playoff wins (53) and fifth in playoff goals (265). Additionally, over the last 10 seasons, the Capitals have won six division titles, including three-straight Metropolitan Division titles, a Prince of Wales Trophy and the Stanley Cup. Including both individual and team trophies, the Capitals have 20 trophies in the last 10 years, tied for the second most in the NHL.

Schedule & Availability

Today

10:15 a.m.: Morning skate, MedStar Capitals Iceplex

7 p.m.: Washington vs. New York Rangers, Capital One Arena

TV: NBCSN
Audio: FAN 106.7 FM, Caps Radio 24/7, Caps Mobile App, WashingtonCaps.com

Thursday. Oct. 18

11:30 a.m.: Practice, MedStar Capitals Iceplex

Friday, Oct. 19

10:15 a.m.: Morning skate, MedStar Capitals Iceplex

7 p.m.: Washington vs. Florida Panthers, Capital One Arena

TV: NBCSW
Audio: FAN 106.7 FM, Caps Radio 24/7, Caps Mobile App, WashingtonCaps.com

Saturday. Oct. 20

11:30 a.m.: Practice, MedStar Capitals Iceplex

Capitals Clips

October 17, 2018

Must Read/See/Hear Material

Washington Post: Devante Smith-Pelly looks to carry over offensive productivity from breakout Stanley Cup run / NBC Sports Regional Networks' new app should make streaming Caps and Wizards games easier
NBC Sports Washington: The case for 'Making Hockey Fun Again,' and the Capitals' place in it / Despite lack of production, Andre Burakovsky sees clear improvement in his game
NHL.com: Wednesday Night Hockey: 5 Storylines (Washington Capitals mentioned)
Sporting News: Capitals RW TJ Oshie hopeful Tom Wilson's 20-game suspension will be reduced
Sports Illustrated: Todd Reirden Is All About the Details in Guiding the Capitals' Championship Follow-Up
Sportsnet: Capitals' Lars Eller clarifies recent comments about Maple Leafs
The Sports Xchange: Capitals brace for suddenly shot-happy Rangers
Yahoo Sports: NHL Power Rankings: Can't knock Devils' start (Washington Capitals mentioned) / According to 'Wild Bill' Karlsson, all Vegas needs is 'ketchup effect' (Washington Capitals mentioned)

TV/Audio Clips:

Washington Capitals: Make-A-Wish | Hunter Shrauger / 2019 Caps Canine Calendar Shoot / Todd Reirden | October 16 / Rinkside Update | Jakub Vrana / 2018 College Combine and Fair
NBC Sports: Rangers should brace for Capitals' Kuznetsov

Rangers Clips:

AP: Kevin Shattenkirk nets shootout winner as Rangers topple Avalanche
Blue Shirt Banter: For The Rangers, Offensive Struggles Start At The Top
New York Post: David Quinn delivers message by benching Pavel Buchnevich / Rangers coach's gritty message finally hits home / Why this Rangers' trade throw-in might stick around a while
NHL.com/Rangers: Rangers Beat Avalanche in Shootout, 3-2

 

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