Washington Capitals Tickets

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2 Tickets San Jose Sharks  Washington Capitals 12 4 17 Capital One Arena
2 Tickets San Jose Sharks Washington Capitals 12 4 17 Capital One Arena

$189.00

4 Washington Capitals vs St Louis Blues 1 7 Section 404
4 Washington Capitals vs St Louis Blues 1 7 Section 404

$185.00

Pair 2 tickets TD Garden Boston Bruins hosting Washington Capitals 12 14 17
Pair 2 tickets TD Garden Boston Bruins hosting Washington Capitals 12 14 17

$300.00

2 Pittsburgh Penguins Tickets vs the Washington Capitals 2 2
2 Pittsburgh Penguins Tickets vs the Washington Capitals 2 2

$140.00

Washington Capitals vs New York Islanders 2 Tickets 3 16 Club Level
Washington Capitals vs New York Islanders 2 Tickets 3 16 Club Level

$308.00

Washington Capitals vs Carolina Hurricanes 2 Tickets 1 11 Club Level
Washington Capitals vs Carolina Hurricanes 2 Tickets 1 11 Club Level

$200.00

Washington Capitals vs Tampa Bay Lightning 2 Tickets 2 20 Club Level
Washington Capitals vs Tampa Bay Lightning 2 Tickets 2 20 Club Level

$220.00

Washington Capitals vs New York Rangers 2 Tickets 12 8 Club Level
Washington Capitals vs New York Rangers 2 Tickets 12 8 Club Level

$330.00

Washington Capitals vs St Louis Blues 2 Tickets 1 07 Club Level
Washington Capitals vs St Louis Blues 2 Tickets 1 07 Club Level

$265.00

Washington Capitals vs Ottawa Senators 2 Tickets 2 27 Club Level
Washington Capitals vs Ottawa Senators 2 Tickets 2 27 Club Level

$202.00

Washington Capitals vs Winnipeg Jets 2 Tickets 3 12 Club Level
Washington Capitals vs Winnipeg Jets 2 Tickets 3 12 Club Level

$212.00

Washington Capitals vs Buffalo Sabres 2 Tickets 2 24 Club Level
Washington Capitals vs Buffalo Sabres 2 Tickets 2 24 Club Level

$340.00

Washington Capitals vs New Jersey Devils 2 Tickets 4 07 Club Level
Washington Capitals vs New Jersey Devils 2 Tickets 4 07 Club Level

$315.00

Washington Capitals vs San Jose Sharks 2 Tickets 12 4 Club Level
Washington Capitals vs San Jose Sharks 2 Tickets 12 4 Club Level

$162.00

Washington Capitals vs Columbus Blue Jackets 2 Tickets 2 09 Club Level
Washington Capitals vs Columbus Blue Jackets 2 Tickets 2 09 Club Level

$280.00

Washington Capitals vs Tampa Bay Lightning Tickets 2 20 2018 Ledge Food Parking
Washington Capitals vs Tampa Bay Lightning Tickets 2 20 2018 Ledge Food Parking

$450.00



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The Washington Capitals joined the NHL, along with the Kansas City Scouts, in 1974, during the 4th wave of NHL expansion. Because of the rapid expansion of the NHL, the defection of players to the rival WHA, and because the NHL had yet to explore Europe or even the USA as a potential talent pool, there was a definite dearth of NHL-caliber players available to fill out the Caps' roster. Arguably the best player to don a Washington Capitals jersey that season was Tommy Williams, who led the team with 58 points. The point can be argued though, as Williams was also a dreadful -48 that year.

In Williams' defense, when you play a regular shift and your club only wins 8 out of 80 games in a season, a plus rating is all but a mathematical impossibility. Yes, the Capitals were that bad in their first season. Their 8 wins marks the lowest total in NHL history for a team that played at least 70 games. Their horrendous .131 winning percentage is also a record. To put it in perspective just how bad that inaugural season was, the Kansas City Scouts, who entered the league at the same time, and faced all the same challenges in regards to recruiting talent, finished with double the point total of the Caps.

The following year was better, but only slightly. The Caps managed a whopping 11 wins, and 32 points in that season. For the remainder of the 1970s the Capitals would remain out of the playoff picture, and in most seasons weren't even close to earning a spot to compete for teh Stanley Cup.

The silver lining in the cloud of all those dreadful seasons was the high draft picks the Caps earned as a result. Though they didn't "hit a home run" and land the NHL's next superstar they did manage to build a solid roster that featured players like Ryan Walter, Mike Gartner, Bobby Carpenter, Rick Green and Bengt Gustafsson.

Just prior to the start of the 1982 season General Manager David Poile pulled the trigger on a deal that would finally change the fortunes of the Caps. Poile sent Ryan Walter and Rick Green to the Montreal Canadiens. In exchange the Capitals acquired a pair of rock solid blueliners in Rod Langway and Brian Engblom, along with forwards Doug Jarvis and Craig Laughlin. The move paid immediate dividends. Langway was one of the NHL's premier shutdown defenseman and the huge minutes he played helped the Caps knock down their goals against significantly from the season before. Langway's stellar D, coupled with the offensive output of snipers Dennis Maruk and Bobby Carpenter, and the unexpectedly strong play of rookie defenseman Scott Stevens helped the Capitals reach the post-season for the first time. Though they would go on to lose in the first round to the powerful New York Islanders the horrors of the team's early years were finally behind them.

That first taste of playoff success left the Capitals wanting more, and for 14 consecutive seasons the franchise never missed the playoffs. However, they could never manage to advance beyond the second round. Maruk, Langway and Engblom gave way to new stars like Dino Ciccarelli, Kevin Hatcher and Larry Murphy, but the new blood fared no better than the old. In 1990 they finally managed to reach the third round, only to be swept out of the playoffs by the Boston Bruins.

1998: The Caps Reach the Stanley Cup Final

After more than two decades of playoff futility the Capitals finally earned their shot at Lord Stanley's hallowed mug. With a roster that featured 52 goal scorer Peter Bondra, slick passer Adam Oates, Dale Hunter, Phil Housley, Joe Juneau and Olaf Kolzig the Caps disposed of the Boston Bruins, Ottawa Senators and Buffalo Sabres to reach their first cup final. There the team's Cinderella run would come to an abrupt end. The defending Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings had little trouble sending the upstart Caps packing, sweeping them in 4 games.

Today's Washington Capitals

Though the next several years were a rebuilding phase for the team, the patience of the fans during those dark days has been richly rewarded. Today, some of the NHL's biggest superstars wear Washington Capitals jerseys. Biggest of all is Russian sensation Alexander Ovechkin, who before celebrating his 25th birthday already has a pair of Hart Trophies, an Art Ross Trophy and a Calder Trophy. Ovechkin has a stellar supporting cast that includes 100 point man Nicklas Backstrom, the best offensive defenseman in the game in Mike Green, and deadly sniper and fellow Russian countryman Alexander Semin. This "stacked" team won the President's Trophy in 2010 with the best regular season record. However, the Stanley Cup continues to elude them. In each of the past three seasons the club has been eliminated in a 7th game (by the Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Montreal Canadiens respectively). However, if they can manage to keep this talented roster intact it is a matter not of if, but when Caps fans will finally get to see their team hoist the coveted silver chalice as NHL champions.