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Come watch the 2018 Stanley Cup Champions defend their title as they battle some of the best teams in the league. The Capitals are in the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League and play within the Metropolitan Division. The team plays home games at the Capital One Arena located around Chinatown in Washington, D.C. Get your hands on some cheap Washington Capitals tickets today to see a high-paced, dynamic game of hockey!

History of the Washington Capitals

The Washington Capitals were originally founded in 1974 as an expansion team for the National Hockey League. The team started out slow because of their inability to draft players who had real professional experience under their belts. After a disappointing nine years with no playoff appearances, the team made it to the playoffs for the first time in franchise history, only to be eliminated after the first round by the New York Islanders. For the next fourteen years the Capitals would make the playoffs but not get past the first two rounds. However, it was not until 1998 that the team made it to the Stanley Cup Final playing against the defending champion the Detroit Red Wings, ultimately getting swept in four games. In 2004, the Washington Capitals drafted Alexander Ovechkin, who in his rookie season exceeded many expectations set around the league. Even with the addition of star players such as Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom the team was still struggling to produce in the off season. In 2014 the team hired Barry Trotz as their new head coach. It was under Trotz that the team was able to win the first Stanley Cup of franchise history in 2018.

The Washington Capitals Arena

The Washington Capitals play their home games at Capital One Arena located in Washington, D.C. This has been the home for the team since 1997 before the move they played at the Capital Centre in a suburb just outside of Washington D.C. Capital One arena is known for hosting various other sporting events including the Washington Wizards, as well as concerts and events.


Attending a game between the Capitals and any of their rivals will be a memory that will not be soon forgotten! These high energy, extremely competitive games are enough to make even the slightest of fans jump out of their seat with excitement. Major rivals include the New York Islanders, Pittsburgh Penguins, Philadelphia Flyers, and more recently the Vegas Golden Knights.

Why are the Washington Capitals called the Capitals?

Their name was changed after they moved to Capital One Arena in Washington D.C. Their name is a combination of the name of the city they reside in and the name of their arena.

When was the last time the Washington Capitals won the Stanley Cup?

The Washington Capitals last won the Stanley Cup in 2018. They defeated the Vegas Golden Knights, winning 4 games to the Golden Knight's one.

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