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  • 1. 

    Former Washington Capitals coach Tom McVie coached which other team to the 1991 and 1992 playoffs?

    • A.

      Toronto Maple Leafs

    • B.

      New Jersey Devils

    • C.

      Edmonton Oilers

    • D.

      San Jose Sharks

    Correct Answer
    B. New Jersey Devils
    Explanation
    Tom McVie, the former Washington Capitals coach, coached the New Jersey Devils to the 1991 and 1992 playoffs.

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  • 2. 

    What was the total score of the Capitals' six-game 2003 playoff loss to the Lightning?

    • A.

      16-Jul

    • B.

      17-Dec

    • C.

      13-21

    • D.

      15-14

    Correct Answer
    D. 15-14
  • 3. 

    What school did future Washington Capital Anson Carter play collegiate hockey at?

    • A.

      University Of Michigan

    • B.

      Yale University

    • C.

      Michigan State

    • D.

      Ohio State

    Correct Answer
    C. Michigan State
    Explanation
    Anson Carter, who went on to become a Washington Capital, played collegiate hockey at Michigan State.

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  • 4. 

    After one WHA season, future Washington Capital Rod Langway played with which NHL team?

    • A.

      Edmonton Oilers

    • B.

      Minnesota North Stars

    • C.

      Montreal Canadiens

    • D.

      Toronto Maple Leafs

    Correct Answer
    C. Montreal Canadiens
    Explanation
    After one WHA season, Rod Langway, who would later become a Washington Capital, played with the Montreal Canadiens.

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  • 5. 

    Longtime Washington Capital Calle Johansson was born on what holiday?

    • A.

      Easter

    • B.

      Valentine's Day

    • C.

      New Year's Day

    • D.

      Christmas Eve

    Correct Answer
    B. Valentine's Day
    Explanation
    Calle Johansson, a former Washington Capital, was born on Valentine's Day.

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  • 6. 

    Which NHL team did Sylvain Cote play for just before returning to Washington in 2000?

    • A.

      Dallas Stars

    • B.

      Atlanta Thrashers

    • C.

      Montreal Canadiens

    • D.

      Nashville Predators

    Correct Answer
    A. Dallas Stars
    Explanation
    Sylvain Cote played for the Dallas Stars just before returning to Washington in 2000.

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  • 7. 

    How many goals did Rod Langway score in 78 playoff games with the Washington Capitals?

    • A.

      12

    • B.

      Two

    • C.

      Seven

    • D.

      23

    Correct Answer
    B. Two
    Explanation
    Rod Langway scored two goals in 78 playoff games with the Washington Capitals.

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  • 8. 

    What teammate was Dmitri Kristich traded with twice, from the Capitals and the Kings?

    • A.

      Byron Dafoe

    • B.

      Kelly Hrudey

    • C.

      Vitali Yachmenev

    • D.

      Yanic Perreault

    Correct Answer
    A. Byron Dafoe
    Explanation
    Dmitri Kristich was traded twice, once from the Capitals and once from the Kings. The correct answer, Byron Dafoe, is the teammate that he was traded with on both occasions.

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  • 9. 

    What new addition to the Washington Capitals led the team with 90 points for the 1978-79 season?

    • A.

      Guy Charron

    • B.

      Dennis Maruk

    • C.

      Robert Picard

    • D.

      Gary Inness

    Correct Answer
    B. Dennis Maruk
    Explanation
    Dennis Maruk was the new addition to the Washington Capitals for the 1978-79 season, and he led the team with 90 points. This suggests that Maruk had a significant impact on the team's performance and was a key player in their success during that season.

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  • 10. 

    Gerry Meehan came to the Washington Capitals in January of 1976 from which other team?

    • A.

      Montreal Canadiens

    • B.

      Atlanta Flames

    • C.

      Kansas City Scouts

    • D.

      Minnesota North Stars

    Correct Answer
    B. Atlanta Flames
    Explanation
    Gerry Meehan came to the Washington Capitals in January of 1976 from the Atlanta Flames.

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  • 11. 

    Which team did future Washington Capital Guy Charron first play in the NHL with?

    • A.

      New York Islanders

    • B.

      Montreal Canadiens

    • C.

      Detroit Red Wings

    • D.

      Philadelphia Flyers

    Correct Answer
    B. Montreal Canadiens
    Explanation
    Guy Charron first played in the NHL with the Montreal Canadiens.

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  • 12. 

    How many NHL goals did Chris Valentine score after his rookie season with the Capitals?

    • A.

      75

    • B.

      13

    • C.

      147

    • D.

      Zero

    Correct Answer
    B. 13
    Explanation
    Chris Valentine scored 13 NHL goals after his rookie season with the Capitals.

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  • 13. 

    In which year did Washington draft the first two of their goalies who went on to win 100+ NHL games?

    • A.

      1989

    • B.

      1978

    • C.

      1982

    • D.

      2003

    Correct Answer
    A. 1989
    Explanation
    In 1989, Washington drafted their first two goalies who went on to win 100+ NHL games. This suggests that the team made a strategic decision to invest in talented goalies during this year, which ultimately paid off in the long run. The answer implies that prior to 1989, Washington did not have goalies who achieved this milestone, indicating the significance of this draft year for the team's goaltending success.

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  • 14. 

    What was longtime Capital Bengt-Ake Gustafsson's career-low shooting percentage in the NHL?

    • A.

      3.7

    • B.

      11.9

    • C.

      12.6

    • D.

      8.8

    Correct Answer
    B. 11.9
    Explanation
    Bengt-Ake Gustafsson's career-low shooting percentage in the NHL was 11.9%. This means that out of all the shots he took during his career, only 11.9% of them resulted in goals. A low shooting percentage can indicate either a lack of accuracy or a strong performance by opposing goaltenders.

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  • 15. 

    Which team traded Pat Ribble to the Washington Capitals in February of 1980?

    • A.

      Detroit Red Wings

    • B.

      Buffalo Sabres

    • C.

      Toronto Maple Leafs

    • D.

      Chicago Blackhawks

    Correct Answer
    C. Toronto Maple Leafs
    Explanation
    In February of 1980, Pat Ribble was traded to the Washington Capitals. The question asks which team traded him, and the correct answer is the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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