Tom Wilson #43 of the Washington Capitals hits Jon Merrill #7 of the New Jersey Devils in the first period on December 6, 2014 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Capitals Beat Struggling Devils, 4-1

With their latest win, the Washington Capitals believe they are gaining some momentum.

12/07/2014

Tomas Tatar #21 of the Detroit Red Wings moves in front of Paul Ranger #15 of the Toronto Maple Leafs as goalie Jonathan Bernier #45 of the Leafs scrambles to recover during the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium on January 1, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Iconic Photos from Six Previous NHL Winter Classics

With the seventh annual NHL Winter Classic scheduled to be playing in the nation’s capital on Jan. 1, here’s a look back at some iconic photos from the six previous Winter Classics.

12/05/2014

Daniel Sedin #22 of the Vancouver Canucks celebrates after scoring a second period goal against the Washington Capitals  at Verizon Center on December 2, 2014 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Daniel Sedin Powers Canucks Past Capitals 4-3

Daniel Sedin scored two of Vancouver’s three power-play goals and assisted on the other, and the Canucks defeated the Washington Capitals 4-3 Tuesday night.

12/02/2014

The 2015 Caps Canine Calendar will be available beginning Tuesday, Dec. 2. The calendar features images of Capitals players with their dogs as well as dogs from Homeward Trails. One hundred percent of proceeds benefit Homeward Trails.

Caps Players Roll Around with Puppies in ‘2015 Caps Canine Calendar’ (Photos)

See Washington Capitals players rolling around with cute, fuzzy puppies in the 2015 Caps Canine Calendar, available on Dec. 2, 2014.

12/01/2014

(Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Bozak Scores Twice, Maple Leafs Beat Capitals 6-2

Tyler Bozak and the Toronto Maple Leafs made quick work of the weary Washington Capitals.

11/30/2014

Members of the Washington Capitals celebrate a second period goal in front of goalie Chad Johnson #30 of the New York Islanders at Verizon Center on November 28, 2014 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Capitals Beat Streaking Islanders 5-2

The mood in the Washington dressing room between the first and second periods was quite somber after the host Capitals blew a two-goal lead to the streaking New York Islanders in less than a minute.

11/29/2014

Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals celebrates his game winning goal against goalie Reto Berra #20 of the Colorado Avalanche in the third period at Pepsi Center on November 20, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The Capitals defeated the Avalanche 3-2.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Capitals PA Announcer Wes Johnson Simulates Ovi-to-Ovi-to-Ovi Call (Audio)

After Alex Ovechkin’s impossible goal Thursday, Capitals PA announcer Wes Johnson simulates on the radio what an Ovi-to-Ovi-to-Ovi goal would have sounded like had the Caps been playing at home.

11/21/2014

DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 20: Alex Ovechkin celebrates his game winning goal against the Colorado Avalanche in the third period at Pepsi Center on November 20, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The Capitals defeated the Avalanche 3-2. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Ovechkin’s Late Goal Lifts Capitals Over Avalanche

Alex Ovechkin has scored plenty of pretty goals in his career. He even throws in some scrappy ones from time to time.

11/21/2014

2012 NHL Winter Classic. (credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Air Dates Announced for ‘Road to the NHL Winter Classic’ Television Series

A four-part television series following the Washington Capitals and Chicago Blackhawks ahead of their game at Nationals Park on Jan. 1 will premiere on Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 10 p.m.

11/19/2014

Capitals vs. Coyotes

Lehtera, Schwartz Lead Blues Over Capitals 4-1

The St. Louis Blues have been one of the hottest teams in the NHL, but they were still searching for a complete-game, 60-minute effort.

11/16/2014

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