|NHL||10/23 17:00||-||WAS Capitals v CAL Flames||-||View|
|NHL||10/25 23:00||-||OTT Senators v WAS Capitals||-||View|
|NHL||10/27 23:00||-||WAS Capitals v DET Red Wings||-||View|
|NHL||10/29 23:00||-||WAS Capitals v ARZ Coyotes||-||View|
|NHL||11/01 23:00||-||TB Lightning v WAS Capitals||-||View|
|NHL||11/04 23:00||-||FLA Panthers v WAS Capitals||-||View|
|NHL||10/21 23:00||-|| WAS Capitals v NJ Devils ||W||4-1|
|NHL||10/19 23:00||-|| COL Avalanche v WAS Capitals ||W||3-6|
|NHL||10/16 23:00||-|| TB Lightning v WAS Capitals ||L||2-1|
|NHL||10/13 23:30||-|| NY Rangers v WAS Capitals ||W||1-5|
|NHL Pre-Season||10/08 23:00||-||PHI Flyers v WAS Capitals||W||3-5|
|NHL Pre-Season||10/06 23:00||-||WAS Capitals v BOS Bruins||W||4-3|
|NHL Pre-Season||10/04 23:00||-||WAS Capitals v NJ Devils||L||1-4|
|NHL Pre-Season||10/02 23:00||-||WAS Capitals v PHI Flyers||L||1-3|
|NHL Pre-Season||09/29 23:00||-||NJ Devils v WAS Capitals||L||5-4|
|NHL Pre-Season||09/26 21:00||-||BOS Bruins v WAS Capitals||L||3-2|
|NHL||05/23 23:00||122|| BOS Bruins v WAS Capitals ||L||3-1|
|NHL||05/21 22:30||122|| WAS Capitals v BOS Bruins ||L||1-4|
The Washington Capitals (colloquially known as the Caps) are a professional ice hockey team based in Washington, D.C. The team competes in the National Hockey League (NHL) as a member of the Metropolitan Division in the Eastern Conference, and is owned by Monumental Sports & Entertainment, headed by Ted Leonsis. The Capitals initially played their home games at the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland, before moving to the arena now known as Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. in 1997.
The Capitals were founded in 1974 as an expansion franchise, alongside the Kansas City Scouts, and struggled throughout its first eight years of existence. In 1982, David Poile was hired as general manager, helping to turn the franchise's fortunes around. With a core of players such as Mike Gartner, Rod Langway, Larry Murphy, and Scott Stevens, the Capitals became a regular playoff contender for the next-fourteen seasons. After purchasing the team in 1999, Leonsis revitalized the franchise by drafting star players such as Alexander Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, John Carlson, and Braden Holtby. The 2009–10 Capitals won the franchise's first Presidents' Trophy for being the team with the most points at the end of the regular season. They won it a second time in 2015–16, and for a third time the following season in 2016–17. In addition to 12 division titles and three Presidents' Trophies, the Capitals have reached the Stanley Cup Finals in 1998 and 2018, winning in the latter.
The Capitals have retired the use of four numbers in honor of four players. In addition, the team holds an association with a number of individuals inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. The Capitals are presently affiliated with two minor league teams: the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League and the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL.