A Primer to the Washington Capitals 2011-2012 Season

Primer to the 2011-12 Capitals Season

If you took a break from hockey after May 4th, when the Tampa Bay Lightning swept the Washington Capitals out of the playoffs, we completely understand. It was rough. But the new season is here, along with reasons for renewed hope. So in case you’ve been avoiding hockey in general and this blog in particular, we’ve prepared a primer to catch you up.

Here is everything you need to know about the Washington Capitals but were afraid to ask (2011-2012 edition).

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Capitals 2011-2012 Season: Mark your Calendars

82 games makes for a long and dreary season, but some dates stand out. We’ve perused the calendar for the upcoming season and circled the ones you might want to keep in mind. If you find a date we’re missing, let us know in the comments.

Check out the full Capitals schedule on their official site.

Oct 8, Capitals vs. Hurricanes

Opening day, natch.  The Capitals begin a six-month campaign to redeem themselves and scoar moar goals.

Oct 10, Capitals vs. Lightning

In the very first week of play, the Caps will face the team that knocked ’em out, including superstars Steven Stamkos and Martin St. Louis.

Oct 13, Capitals @ Penguins

It’s never “just another game” when the Caps make the short trip up to Pittsburgh and the unpronounceable Consol Energy Center.

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