Washington Capitals Sports Betting Promo CodesLast Updated: November 4, 2023 2:56 am
The Washington Capitals (affectionately known as the Caps) are an outstanding professional hockey team in Washington, D.C. The Capital’s fierce athleticism has secured their position within the National Hockey League (NHL) Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference, and they have been owned by Monumental Sports & Entertainment since Ted Leonsis took charge. At first, home games were hosted at Landover Maryland’s Capital Centre until 1997, when it was changed to the now iconic Capital One Arena in D.C., where all games take place today!
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|1974||Founded as an expansion team in the NHL|
|1983-84||First playoff appearance|
|1985-86||Reached the Patrick Division Finals for the first time|
|1987-88||Reached the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time, but lost to the Edmonton Oilers|
|1988-89||Won first-ever playoff series, defeating the Philadelphia Flyers in the first round|
|1990-91||Reached the Patrick Division Finals again, but lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins|
|1997-98||Named Ron Wilson as head coach, and reached the Stanley Cup Finals again, but were swept by the Detroit Red Wings|
|2008||Alexander Ovechkin named team captain|
|2008-09||Won the Presidents’ Trophy for best record in the regular season|
|2009-10||Won first-ever Presidents’ Trophy, but were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by the Montreal Canadiens|
|2015-16||Won the Presidents’ Trophy for the second time in franchise history|
|2017-18||Won first-ever Stanley Cup Championship, defeating the Vegas Golden Knights in five games|
|2020||Returned to the playoffs, but were eliminated in the first round by the New York Islanders|
|2021||Eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by the Boston Bruins|
Note: The Washington Capitals have played their home games in several different arenas throughout their history, including the Capital Centre (1974-1997), USAir Arena (1997-2000), and their current home, Capital One Arena (formerly known as the MCI Center and Verizon Center).
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Who owns the Washington Capitals?
The Washington Capitals is owned Monumental Sports and Entertainment.