NHL: Washington 5, Montreal 0

MONTREAL, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Braden Holtby had a shutout and Alex Ovechkin had a goal and an assist Saturday to help the Washington Capitals beat Montreal 5-0 and snap a seven-game skid.

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NHL: Washington 7, Florida 1

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- John Erskine scored less than 2 minutes into the game to start a Washington onslaught Thursday and the Capitals rolled to a 7-1 win over Florida.

NHL: Washington 3, Carolina 0

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Braden Holtby notched his second shutout of the season Tuesday, making 33 saves in the Washington Capitals' 3-0 whitewash of Carolina.

Caps' Erskine suspended 3 games

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Washington Capitals defenseman John Erskine was given a three-game suspension Saturday for a hit he made on Philadelphia's Wayne Simmonds.

NHL: Washington 3, Buffalo 2

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Alex Ovechkin scored the decisive goal Sunday and the Washington Capitals bested Buffalo 3-2 for their first win of lockout-shortened NHL season.

NHL: Washington 3, Toronto 2 (SO)

TORONTO, April 5 (UPI) -- Mike Knuble's goal in the fourth round of a shootout Tuesday boosted the Washington Capitals to a 3-2 win over Toronto and the Southwest Division title.

NHL: Washington 6, Atlanta 4

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- John Erskine got the go-ahead goal late in the third period Sunday in the Washington Capitals' 6-4 victory over Atlanta.

NHL: Washington 7, New York Islanders 2

UNIONDALE, N.Y., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Alexander Semin scored twice Tuesday to power Washington Capitals to their seventh straight win, a 7-2 pasting of the New York Islanders.

NHL: Washington 3, Florida 0

SUNRISE, Fla., March 17 (UPI) -- Jose Theodore stopped all 19 shots he faced Tuesday in the Washington Capitals' 3-0 blanking of the Florida Panthers.

NHL: Washington 5, Florida 3

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Viktor Kozlov scored twice and rookie Nicklas Backstrom notched four assists Saturday, helping the Washington Capitals beat the Florida Panthers 5-3.

NHL: Washington 3, New Jersey 2

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Jeff Schultz and Quintin Laing scored in the second period Monday and the Washington Capitals went on to beat the New Jersey Devils 3-2.

NHL: Buffalo 3, Washington 1

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Jochen Hecht scored two goals and set up another Monday as the Buffalo Sabres defeated the Washington Capitals 3-1.

NHL: Washington 2, Carolina 0

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Olaf Kolzig recorded his 35th career shutout Saturday night as Washington beat the Carolina Hurricanes, 2-0.

NHL: Washington 3, Atlanta 1

ATLANTA, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Michael Nylander, John Erskine and Viktor Kozlov all scored Friday night, giving Washington a season-opening 3-1 victory over Atlanta.
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John Erskine
Boston Bruins Shean Donovan (22) caries the puck against Washington Capitols John Erskine (4), in the first period at the Verizon Center in Washington on November 15, 2006. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

John Erskine (October 5, 1879 – June 2, 1951) was a U.S. educator and author, born in New York City and raised in Weehawken, New Jersey. He graduated from Columbia University (A.M., 1901; Ph. D., 1903).

Professor Erskine was an English professor at Columbia from 1909 and 1937, and Amherst. He instituted Columbia College's General Honors Course, a two-year undergraduate seminar that would later help inspire "Masterworks of Western Literature," now known commonly as "Literature Humanities," the second component of Columbia College's Core Curriculum. This course taught the classics in translation instead of the original Latin or Greek. This course would later go on to inspire the Great Books movement, centered around the Great Books of the Western World.

In 1946 he served as the first chairman of the American Writers Association.

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