Found October 27, 2011 on Lowetide:
This photo is from 37 years ago (1974, November) if I have my facts straight. Darryl Sittler is the Leaf--wearing Frank Mahovlich's number--and that's Greg Joly defending. #10 for the Caps is (I believe) Ron Anderson, he had a great mutton-chop hockey card that year. Goalie is either Ron Low or John Adams.I remember that first Capitals team for lots of reasons. Greg Joly was the #1 overall pick after an incredible spring that included his Regina Pats marching all the way to the Memorial Cup. I followed the Pats that spring (they also boasted Clark Gillies and a few others) and thought Joly would have a long, productive career. Not so much. The other item: a HNIC game (and it may have been this one) in which the teams lined up at center ice for a faceoff which was followed mere seconds later by a Dave Keon goal. The Caps defenders had too much of a gap between them (they were close to the boards) and Keon pushed the puck behind the center and had (for all intents and purposes...

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A surprising weak point for the Washington Capitals last season was their power play. If the first few weeks are any indication, the man advantage has returned to its elite level.In the second half of the 2010-11 season, the Washington Capitals' power play went from one of the best in the league to practically non-existent. From February 2011 through the end of the regular season...

Caps Bid for 82-0 Ends; Lose 2-1

The Capitals were handed their first loss of the seasons Thursday night by the Edmonton Oilers.  Despite showing near-complete domination in the 3rd period, the Caps were unable to overcome a slew of penalties that saw them shorthanded on 8 occasions.  Nikolai Khabibulin didn’t make things any easier for the Caps, making 34 saves on 35 shots and was spectacular when needed....

Oilers recall Petry

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Hockey, Diminished: Coughing up $100 for a Night of Referee Entertainment

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Rapid Rewind: It's A Trap!

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Oilers Look for Fourth Straight Victory against Avalanche Tonight

The young Edmonton Oilers have to be riding high after handing the Washington Capitals their first loss of the 2011-12 NHL season by a score of 2-1. I was in attendance for this confidence boosting victory! My voice still hasn't recovered 100%. There has been a lot of reason to cheer in "Oil Country", in the early going this season. the kids line has been sensational...

Oilers hand Caps first loss of season

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Richard Cloutier: The Avs vs. Av-Nots

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No surprise: Oilers opt not to return Ryan Nugent-Hopkins to juniors

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Luongo struggles again as Canucks fall to Oilers

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Nugent-Hopkins staying in NHL, Oilers reveal to no one’s amazement

Huzzah! Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is officially staying in the NHL beyond nine games with the Edmonton Oilers! This comes a complete shock given that (a) he is leading his team in scoring and (b) he flew with the team for Game No. 10 in Denver tonight and (c) his agent told Team 1260 in Edmonton on Friday that "if you look at Ryan's play or look at what the Oilers would describe...

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Oilers hand Caps 1st loss of season

Jordan Eberle had a goal and an assist and Nikolai Khabibulin made 34 saves and the Edmonton Oilers handed the Washington Capitals their first loss of the season, 2-1 on Thursday night.
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