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Washington Capitals Trivia Questions and Answers

  • 1. 

    What is the name of the charity golf tournament that the Washington Capitals organize annually?

    • A.

      Caps Care Classic

    • B.

      Capital Care

    • C.

      Capital Gain

    • D.

      Capital Charity

    Correct Answer
    A. Caps Care Classic
    Explanation
    The "Caps Care Classic" is an annual charity golf tournament organized by the Washington Capitals. This event raises funds for the Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation, which supports a variety of charitable causes, including health and wellness, education, and youth hockey development. The tournament brings together players, alumni, sponsors, and fans to support the community and make a positive impact through the Capitals' philanthropic efforts.

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  • 2. 

    What team did the Washington Capitals trade Jim Carey and Anson Carter to in the 1996-1997 season?

    • A.

      Montreal Canadiens

    • B.

      Boston Bruins

    • C.

      New York Rangers

    • D.

      Florida Panthers

    Correct Answer
    B. Boston Bruins
    Explanation
    During the 1996-1997 season, the Washington Capitals traded goaltender Jim Carey and forward Anson Carter to the Boston Bruins. In return, the Capitals acquired Adam Oates, Bill Ranford, and Rick Tocchet. This trade aimed to address the Capitals' need for experienced players and leadership as they sought to make a deeper run in the playoffs. Jim Carey had won the Vezina Trophy the previous season but struggled to maintain his performance, prompting the trade.

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  • 3. 

    In which city was the Capital Center located?

    • A.

      Baltimore, Maryland

    • B.

      Landover, Maryland

    • C.

      Washington, DC

    • D.

      Seattle, Washington

    Correct Answer
    B. Landover, Maryland
    Explanation
    The Capital Center, also known as the USAir Arena, was located in Landover, Maryland. It served as the home arena for the Washington Capitals from their inaugural season in 1974 until 1997. The Capital Center was known for its state-of-the-art design and hosted numerous memorable games and events, including concerts and other sporting events. The move to the new Verizon Center (now Capital One Arena) in Washington, D.C., marked a significant change for the franchise, bringing them closer to the city center.

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  • 4. 

    What Washington Capital took a cheap shot at Islander Pierre Turgeon in the 1992-1993 playoffs?

    • A.

      Mike Gartner

    • B.

      Dale Hunter

    • C.

      Larry Murphy

    • D.

      Rod Langway

    Correct Answer
    B. Dale Hunter
    Explanation
    In the 1992-1993 playoffs, Dale Hunter of the Washington Capitals took a notorious cheap shot at Pierre Turgeon of the New York Islanders. After Turgeon scored a crucial goal, Hunter delivered a late hit from behind, causing Turgeon to suffer a shoulder injury. The incident resulted in Hunter receiving a 21-game suspension, one of the longest in NHL history at the time. This act is remembered as one of the most controversial moments in NHL playoff history.

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  • 5. 

    What was the previous name for the Verizon Center?

    • A.

      AT&T Center

    • B.

      Bell South Center

    • C.

      General Motors Center

    • D.

      MCI Center

    Correct Answer
    D. MCI Center
    Explanation
    The Verizon Center, now known as Capital One Arena, was previously called the MCI Center. The arena opened in 1997 and was named after the telecommunications company MCI Inc. Following the acquisition of MCI by Verizon Communications in 2006, the arena was renamed Verizon Center. It serves as the home for the Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards (NBA), and various other events, becoming a central hub for sports and entertainment in Washington, D.C.

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  • 6. 

    What Washington Capital spent a year with the Canadian Olympic team during a contract dispute?

    • A.

      Cam Neely

    • B.

      Dale Hunter

    • C.

      Joe Juneau

    • D.

      Adam Oates

    Correct Answer
    C. Joe Juneau
    Explanation
    Joe Juneau, during a contract dispute with the Boston Bruins, spent a year with the Canadian Olympic team. He played for Canada in the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France, where he helped the team win a silver medal. Juneau's time with the Olympic team allowed him to stay in top form and continue competing at a high level before eventually joining the Washington Capitals, where he became a key player.

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  • 7. 

    Who was the first Washington Capital to win the Vezina Trophy for the league's top goalie?

    • A.

      Brent Johnson

    • B.

      Olaf Kolzig

    • C.

      Frederic Cassivi

    • D.

      Jim Carey

    Correct Answer
    D. Jim Carey
    Explanation
    Jim Carey was the first Washington Capital to win the Vezina Trophy, awarded to the league's top goaltender, for his performance during the 1995-1996 NHL season. Carey, nicknamed "The Net Detective," posted impressive statistics, including a 2.26 goals-against average and nine shutouts, helping the Capitals secure a playoff spot. His stellar play that season earned him recognition as one of the best goalies in the league, despite his subsequent decline in performance.

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  • 8. 

    Why were the 1997-98 Ottawa Senators-Washington Capitals playoffs "a battle of capital cities"?

    • A.

      Teams Represented National Capitals

    • B.

      Both Cities Are Capitalized

    • C.

      Both Cities Have Capital Punishment

    • D.

      Both Cities Are Terrific

    Correct Answer
    A. Teams Represented National Capitals
    Explanation
    The 1997-1998 playoffs between the Ottawa Senators and the Washington Capitals were dubbed "a battle of capital cities" because both teams represent the capital cities of their respective countries: Ottawa is the capital of Canada, and Washington, D.C., is the capital of the United States. This matchup highlighted the significance of the two cities in their national contexts and added an extra layer of intrigue and rivalry to the playoff series.

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  • 9. 

    Who was the first Washington Capital to win the Calder Trophy for top rookie?

    • A.

      Adam Oates

    • B.

      Olaf Kolzig

    • C.

      Alexander Ovechkin

    • D.

      Rod Langway

    Correct Answer
    C. Alexander Ovechkin
    Explanation
    Alexander Ovechkin was the first Washington Capital to win the Calder Trophy, awarded to the NHL's top rookie, for his outstanding performance during the 2005-2006 season. Ovechkin scored 52 goals and 54 assists, totaling 106 points, and quickly established himself as one of the league's most dynamic and exciting players. His explosive debut season set the stage for a Hall of Fame career and solidified his status as a franchise cornerstone.

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  • 10. 

    In what arena did the Washington Capitals play prior to moving into the Verizon Center?

    • A.

      Capital Place

    • B.

      Capital Center

    • C.

      Washington Center

    • D.

      Bell Center

    Correct Answer
    B. Capital Center
    Explanation
    Before moving to the Verizon Center, the Washington Capitals played in the Capital Center, located in Landover, Maryland. This arena served as their home from their inception in 1974 until 1997. The Capital Center was known for its distinctive design and hosted many significant games and events. The move to the Verizon Center marked a significant upgrade in facilities and brought the team closer to downtown Washington, D.C., enhancing accessibility for fans.

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  • 11. 

    What team did Jeff Halpern leave the Washington Capitals to join in 2006?

    • A.

      Detroit Red Wings

    • B.

      New York Rangers

    • C.

      Dallas Stars

    • D.

      Los Angeles Kings

    Correct Answer
    C. Dallas Stars
    Explanation
    In 2006, Jeff Halpern left the Washington Capitals to join the Dallas Stars. Halpern, a versatile forward and a native of Washington, D.C., had been a valuable player for the Capitals, serving as captain for two seasons. His move to the Stars was part of a broader effort to rejuvenate his career and bring his leadership and skills to a new team.

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  • 12. 

    On the Washington Capitals logo, what shape appears five times on the eagle's body?

    • A.

      Circle

    • B.

      Star

    • C.

      Square

    • D.

      Diamond

    Correct Answer
    B. Star
    Explanation
    The Washington Capitals logo features five stars on the eagle's body. These stars symbolize the team's connection to the U.S. capital, as stars are commonly associated with the American flag and represent the states. The stars on the logo highlight the team's national pride and its home in Washington, D.C.

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  • 13. 

    From what team did the Washington Capitals acquire Rod Langway?

    • A.

      Montreal Canadiens

    • B.

      Los Angeles Kings

    • C.

      Toronto Maple Leafs

    • D.

      Quebec Nordiques

    Correct Answer
    A. Montreal Canadiens
    Explanation
    The Washington Capitals acquired defenseman Rod Langway from the Montreal Canadiens in a trade that significantly bolstered their blue line. Langway's arrival in Washington was a turning point for the franchise, as he brought defensive stability and leadership. He won the Norris Trophy as the league's best defenseman twice while playing for the Capitals and was instrumental in transforming the team into a playoff contender.

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  • 14. 

    Who was the first Washington Capital to be inducted into the Hall of Fame?

    • A.

      Dale Hunter

    • B.

      Larry Murphy

    • C.

      Mike Gartner

    • D.

      Rod Langway

    Correct Answer
    C. Mike Gartner
    Explanation
    Mike Gartner was the first Washington Capital to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Known for his speed and scoring ability, Gartner had a distinguished career, scoring over 700 goals and amassing more than 1,300 points. His tenure with the Capitals included multiple 40-plus goal seasons, and his induction into the Hall of Fame recognized his significant contributions to the game.

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  • 15. 

    Who was the first Washington Capitals head coach to win the Jack Adams Award?

    • A.

      Red Sullivan

    • B.

      Bryan Murray

    • C.

      Roger Crozier

    • D.

      Bruce Cassidy

    Correct Answer
    B. Bryan Murray
    Explanation
    Bryan Murray was the first Washington Capitals head coach to win the Jack Adams Award, given annually to the NHL coach adjudged to have contributed the most to his team's success. Murray's leadership and coaching skills were instrumental in the Capitals' improved performance during his tenure. He guided the team to their first playoff appearances and helped lay the foundation for future success, earning him recognition as one of the top coaches in the league.

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