Stadium Series Game Will Include Week Of Events In Raleigh


The 2023 NHL Stadium Series in Raleigh is projected to generate $12.4 million in total economic impact for the region, according to a study by Visit Raleigh. The estimate is for the game only and does not include surrounding events, which will begin several days before the game and continue several days after the game. Continue reading

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The Five Best And Worst Trades By Capitals GM MacLellan

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With the 2022-23 NHL Trade Deadline now 27 days away, NoVa Caps looks at the five best and worst trades that Washington Capitals GM Brian MacLellan has made since taking over in May 2014. Continue reading

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Rookie Ethen Frank Wins Fastest Skater At AHL All-Star Skills Competition, Sets New League Record


Washington Capitals prospect and Hershey Bears rookie forward Ethen Frank said he was honored to get selected to the 2023 AHL All-Star Game, which is taking place on Sunday and Monday in Laval, Quebec. Continue reading

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2022-23 NHL Power Rankings At All-Star Break: New Jersey, Seattle, Edmonton Take Huge Leaps; Pittsburgh, Vegas Drop

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With the NHL set to resume the 2022-23 regular-season on Monday after the All-Star festivities in Sunrise, Florida, it is the perfect time to refresh where all teams stand as some get back to work while others get their bye-week. NoVa Caps releases their fifth power rankings of the season: Continue reading

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And Down The Stretch They Come!


“And down the stretch they come!” It’s one of the greatest recurring calls in all of sports. It never fails to raises goosebumps on my arm during the Kentucky Derby when the call is made as the horses enter the clubhouse turn and head for home. To me, there is no better call that frames the ultimate defining moments that await immediately ahead. Continue reading

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Phantoms Thump Bears, 5-1; Aliaksei Protas Scores 2nd Goal Of The Season

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The Hershey Bears fell to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 5-1, Saturday night at the Giant Center in Hershey, PA. Aliaksei Protas scored his second goal in eight games with the Bears but the Phantoms responded with five unanswered goals for the road win. The Bears record falls to 29-11-4-1 (63 points) on the season. Continue reading

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Capitals Re-sign Sonny Milano to Three-Year, $5.7 Million Contract

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The Washington Capitals announced that they have re-signed forward Sonny Milano to a three-year deal, with an annual average value of $1.9 million. Continue reading

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2023 NHL All-Star Game Highlights: Capitals’ Ovechkin, Pittsburgh’s Crosby Combine For Three Goals In Metropolitan Division’s Semifinal Loss

While the Metropolitan Division lost in the semifinal of the three-on-three tournament by a score of 10-6 at the 2023 NHL All-Star Weekend at FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, Florida, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin earned a goal and three points. Both of his assists came on goals by Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby. Continue reading

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Adding Context (And Meaning) To The ‘Expected Goals’ Hockey Metric


While we are without Washington Capitals hockey for the next week, the break in play provides data nerds such as myself time to explore a few ideas related to hockey metrics that were otherwise idling on the back burner during the normal day-to-day churn of the NHL hockey season. One area that we’ve been researching in recent days is the viable methods for adding meaningful context to existing hockey stats. Continue reading

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Toronto To Host 2024 NHL All-Star Weekend

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The Toronto Maple Leafs will host the 2024 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend at Scotiabank Arena, the National Hockey League® announced today. The League’s midseason showcase will include the NHL All-Star Skills™ presented by DraftKings Sportsbook on Friday, Feb. 2, 2024 and the Honda NHL® All-Star Game on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024. Continue reading

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