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Washington Capitals Ticket Information
Location: Washington, DC
Stadium/Arena: Verizon Center
Team Captain: Alexander Ovechkin
Rivals: Montreal Canadiens, Winnipeg Jets, Carolina Hurricanes and Philadelphia Flyers
Division Titles: 8(1988–89, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13)
Conference Titles: 1 (1997–98)
Official website/box office: capitals.nhl.com
The Washington Capitals is one of the teams playing in the National Hockey League. The team currently based in Washington, DC is a member of the Metropolitan Division of the NHL Eastern Conference. The team achieve relative success since it was founded in 1974 by winning one conference championship, reaching the 1998 Stanley Cup Finals, and capturing eight division titles. The Capitals is currently owned by former AOL executive Ted Leonsis since 1999. The team also pride itself of having some of NHL superstars on its roster namely Alexander Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, and Mike Green.
Washington Capitals 2013 Season Preview
Coming into the 2013-2014 NHL season, Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom remains to be the main superstars of the Washington Capitals. Like most NHL teams, the Capitals is also hoping for a banner season for the team this year. The good news for this team is the fact that most of its reliable players are back with the team this year. Capitals head coach Adam Oates is confident that with steady plays and team-work the team can have a great season this year. To make the team strong this year, the Capitals were able to acquire during the offseason Toronto centre Mikhail Grabovski, who failed to negotiate a good deal with the Leafs after falling out of favour with head coach Randy Carlyle. Grabovski is expected to play a back-up role for the Capitals this year. Oates said barring any injuries, his team will have a banner season this year.
Washington Capitals rivals
Montreal Canadiens, Winnipeg Jets, Carolina Hurricanes and Philadelphia Flyers
Capitals vs. Canadiens
The rivalry between the Capitals and Montreal Canadiens is relatively new since it only started in the 2010 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the two NHL teams. The rivalry of these two squads might be new but they are full of action and physical battles. Both the Capitals and Canadiens hate each other which is why all of their games are always heated and close. The fans of these two NHL squads also do not like each other which make their rivalry even more fun and interesting.
Capitals vs. Jets
The rivalry between the Capitals and Winnipeg Jets can be described in two words heated and intense. These two squads do not like each other which is why they always fought with 100 percent intensity in their meetings. The Capitals and Jets want to show the world who is the better team between them and they do it hard in their games. Always expect fireworks and physical plays if ever these two NHL teams face each other. NHL experts said expect the rivalry of these two teams to last for a long-time since they simply hate each other.
Capitals vs. Hurricanes
The rivalry between the Capitals and Carolina Hurricanes is always fun and interesting. When the Capitals and Hurricanes face each other expect physical battles and fireworks. Like most rivalries, these two teams do not like each other. The fans of these two squads also hate each other which make this rivalry more interesting to watch. If you like physical battles do not miss the chance to watch the games between these NHL teams.
Capitals vs. Flyers
The rivalry between the Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers is considered as old and interesting. Since these two NHL teams are near each other it is expected that they always do their best to beat each other out to get the bragging rights for their fans. The Capitals and Flyers have fought many memorable battles in the past. These two NHL teams are fully motivated to give it their all whenever they face each other. With their hatred towards each other at the highest level, expect their rivalry to last for many years to come.
Washington Capitals at Verizon Center
Address: 601 F Street Northwest Washington, D.C. 20004-1603
Driving Directions: Click here for Directions to Verizon Center
The Washington Capitals plays all its home games in the National Hockey League at the Verizon Center. The Verizon Centen is a world-class sports arena located on top of land leased from the District of Columbia. Aside from the Capitals, the Verizon Center is also the home of the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association, the Georgetown University men's basketball team, the Washington Mystics of the Women's National Basketball Association, and the Washington International Horse Show. Based on the data from the internet, the sports arena has a seating capacity of 20,308 for basketball and 18,506 for hockey. Aside from sporting events, the Verizon Center also host some concerts and other entertainment events.
Washington Capitals Seating Map / Verizon Center Seating Chart