The 2017 Washington Capitals – Season and Highlights

Attending a Capitals game is a must for any local or visitor traveling to D.C. We’re about halfway through the 2016-2017 NHL season and the District’s favorite hockey team is off to a great start. The Caps play at the Verizon Center in Chinatown, one of the area’s most vibrant and colorful neighborhoods.

How are the 2017 Washington Capitals doing?

The Caps are in great shape at this point in the season. Their 27-9-5 record is good for second-best in the NHL, trailing only their conference rival Columbus Blue Jackets. On Wednesday, the Caps beat their longtime rival Pittsburgh Penguins with a solid 5-2 victory, their seventh in a row. Team star Alexander Ovechkin reached 1,000 points during the game – his 880 game pace makes him the second-fastest active player to reach 1,000 besides hockey legend Jaromir Jagr.

Upcoming home games

The Caps have two big home games coming up: tonight they play at home against the Chicago Blackhawks, and Sunday the 15th they take on the Philadelphia Flyers. In February the Capitals host the Bruins on the 1st and the Carolina Hurricanes on the 7th.

Things to do around the Verizon Center

If you’re heading into Chinatown for a game, there are plenty of other fun attractions nearby:

  • Gallery Place: just across the street from the Verizon Center, this entertainment complex includes a Lucky Strike bowling alley, Regal Cinemas theater and multiple dining options.
  • International Spy Museum: immerse yourself into the world of espionage while learning about the tools, tactics, and stories of some of the most famous spies in history. Package deals available for guests.
  • National Building Museum: this lesser-known D.C. museum is housed in a fascinating 19th century building modeled after the Palazzo in Rome – its collection displays and explains great works of architecture, engineering and design.

Finding a hotel for a 2017 Washington Capitals game

If you need a hotel in D.C. or the surrounding area that’s comfortable, conveniently-located, and won’t break the bank, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alexandria – Fort Belvoir is the choice for you. Guests enjoy a free shuttle to the metro, complimentary breakfast and spacious suites that will help make your hockey trip to D.C. one to remember.

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