Whether you're a visitor to the Washington D.C. area or a regular of the region, one can't-miss attraction is the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League. The "Caps" were founded in 1974 and currently play in the Verizon Center, which is located in Washington D.C.'s Chinatown neighborhood. Although the Capitals have yet to claim hockey's holy grail - the Stanley Cup (the team came close in 1998 when they made it to the finals, only to be swept by the Detroit Red Wings) - the hockey team has been a squad that's been consistently fun to watch.
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So why are the Capitals such a hot ticket in town, especially being that they have never won a Stanley Cup and only won a single conference championship in more than a quarter decade of existence? Well, the Capitals turnaround began in 1999 when Ted Leonsis became owner of the team. Tired of the Capitals coming up short - especially off their disappointing Stanley Cup Finals loss the year prior - Leonsis made it a point to acquire big name players that could play an exciting and winning style of hockey.
The Capitals are proud to skate Russian superstar forward Alexander Ovechkin onto the ice each night. Ovechkin was drafted first overall by the Capitals in the 2004 entry draft and made his debut when the NHL returned from a lockout that wiped out the entire 2004-05 season. He's since won the goal scoring title, been named the league MVP and is about as electric as players come. When Ovechkin steps out onto the ice for his regular shift, everyone in the stands at Verizon Center takes notice. You can too this season by finding cheap Washington Capitals tickets here on our site.
The Caps were also put front and center on premium cable in 2010 as part of HBO's inaugural "24/7 Road to the Winter Classic" program, which took viewers behind the scenes as the team prepared for the annual Winter Classic outdoor hockey game against the rival Pittsburgh Penguins. You can be a part of the Capitals too, by being a part of the action with Washington Capitals tickets this year.
So whether you're just a visitor to the District of Columbia - however frequent or infrequently - or a permanent resident of D.C. or the surrounding area, taking in a Caps hockey game is always a fun time. Capitals hockey is arguably about as exciting as it comes. Don't miss out on any of the action this year.