Washington Capitals stories in the SI Vault

Splendid Capital Gain By E.M. Swift, October 10, 1983 Washington became a winner when it got Defenseman Rod Langway.

It's Hats Off To The Caps By Jack Falla, March 19, 1984 The defense never rests in Washington, home of the hottest team in the NHL.

The Heartbreak Kids By Austin Murphy, April 18, 1988 The cherry blossoms were out and the Capitals, as usual, were nearly so in the playoffs.

Mystery Man By Kostya Kennedy, April 09, 2001 At 38, Capitals captain Adam Oates is on the verge of breaking numerous team and league records, but does anybody really know him?

A New Goal Standard By Michael Farber, December 25, 2006 Capitals wing Alexander Ovechkin conjured up a score that left even the Great One awestruck and lifted the league with his gung-ho spirit.

The Other Alex By Michael Farber, December 08, 2008 Quieter and less prolific than teammate Alexander Ovechkin, the Capitals' enigmatic Alexander Semin was the NHL's most overlooked talent -- until he suddenly opened his mouth

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