2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Western Conference Preview

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The 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs are finally underway.  The Western Conference games will be decided in Edmonton, AB, Canada and there will be plenty of fireworks coming out of the West. Continue reading

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Analytical Preview: Washington Capitals Face New York Islanders in First Round Matchup

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Following the Washington Capitals2-1 victory against the Boston Bruins in the final game of the round robin portion of the NHL Playoffs, the Caps solidified the third seed in the Eastern Conference and a matchup with the Barry Trotz helmed New York Islanders. The Islanders came off a qualifying round series win against the offensive minded Florida Panthers. Continue reading

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Eastern Conference First Round Preview

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With puck drop on the first round of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs less than 24 hours away, NoVa Caps takes a look at the Eastern Conference matchups. We previewed the first-round series between the Washington Capitals and New York Islanders, which will begin Wednesday at 3:00 PM ET, earlier. Continue reading

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Capitals’ Head Coach Todd Reirden on Heading Into Wednesday’s Game 1 Vs. Islanders: “It’s Up To Us To Continue To Find Ways To Manufacture Offense The Best Way We Can”

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On Monday, Washington Capitals head coach Todd Reirden spoke to the media on a Zoom call from Hotel X in Toronto. He provided updates on defenseman John Carlson and center Lars Eller and what the team needs to do heading into Game 1 of their Round One clash against the New York Islanders in the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs on Wednesday. Continue reading

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Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom: “If We’re Not Ready, That’s Going To Be A Quick Exit… That’s Not Our Plan”

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On Monday, Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom and defenseman Dmitry Orlov spoke to the media on a Zoom call from Hotel X in Toronto. The pair discussed what the team needs to do heading into Game 1 of their Round One clash against the New York Islanders in the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs on Wednesday. Continue reading

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Rangers Win Phase Two Of NHL Draft Lottery, Will Pick First Overall

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The New York Rangers won the 2020 NHL Draft Lottery on Monday night. The NHL will conduct a virtual draft online on Tuesday, October 6. Continue reading

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Vegas Knights, Colorado Avalanche Current Favorites To Win It All: Latest Odds To Win Stanley Cup


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The qualification round is in the books. Sixteen teams are now set to battle it out for the Stanley Cup in the two hub-city bubbles of Edmonton and Toronto. Continue reading

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No NHL Players Have Tested Positive For COVID-19 Since Entering the Toronto and Edmonton Bubbles Two Weeks Ago

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The NHL announced on Monday afternoon that no players have tested positive for the Coronavirus in the past week. From August 2- August 8, 7,245 tests were administered among all 24 teams in the second week of Phase 4 of the league’s Return to Play Plan. Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Announce ALL CAPS 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs Initiatives For Fans

On Monday the Washington Capitals announced fan initiatives for the upcoming playoffs. The new initiatives include a wide array of designated activities aimed at integrating Capitals fans with the 2020 NHL playoffs experience. Fans are encouraged to share personalized messages, record videos, participate in the team’s bracket challenge and much more. Continue reading

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Barry Trotz: “I Think It’ll Be A Hell Of A Series”


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“I think it’ll be a hell of a series,” said Trotz, who coached the Washington Capitals for four seasons before joining the New York Islanders in June 2018. “Both teams are well equipped to go at each other.” Continue reading

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