Capitals at Predators – Inside The Numbers: Ready, Set…..Nope

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It was bad from the start, with brief glimmers of hope interlaced within an otherwise decisively poor outing for the defending champs. A well-rested Predators squad took full advantage of a team playing their third game in four nights, and a goaltender playing his second game in as many night. However, the numbers, in many areas, do not reflect the final score. Let’s take a look. Continue reading

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Arvidsson, Predators Pound Capitals, 7-2

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The Washington Capitals lost to the Nashville Predators by a final score of 7-2 at Bridgestone Arena in Music City on Tuesday night after falling 4-1 to the St. Louis Blues at home last night. The loss put the Capitals 27-14-5 on the season and their 59 points are now tied with the Columbus Blue Jackets for the top spot in the Metropolitan Division. Goaltender Pheonix Copley made 22 saves in the loss, his second start in as many nights, after posting 33 saves against the Blues on Monday.  Continue reading

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Slow Start Finds the Capitals Down 2-0 After One Period in Nashville

While coming into the second night of a back-to-back tilt will always bring with it a degree of fatigue, the Capitals’ were hoping for quite a different start to their Tuesday night matchup against the Nashville Predators after a poor showing against the St. Louis Blues last night. Instead, another slow start finds the Caps down 2-0 after one period of play in the home of Country Music.  Continue reading

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Positive Player Progression: Jakub Vrana is Taking His Game to the Next Level

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When one thinks of the Washington Capitals most notable players, the first players that usually come to mind are Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, and Evgeny Kuznetsov.  While these stars are special talents, 22-year old Jakub Vrana is taking the steps needed to become the next Capitals star in the wings. Continue reading

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Washington at Nashville – Pre-Game Notes: Capitals Take On Predators In The Music City

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The Washington Capitals head to the Music City to take on the Nashville Predators for the second time in a span of 16 days and the final meeting between the two teams this season. The Predators beat the Capitals 6-3 at Capital One Arena on New Year’s Eve and have taken the past five meetings with Washington. Action from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville is slated to begin at 8 PM Eastern on NBC Sports WashingtonContinue reading

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More Alex Ovechkin Milestones: Career NHL Goals and Power Play Goals


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The lone highlight in the Capitals’ 4-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues was Alex Ovechkin’s first period power play goal. The goal moved him up the NHL’s all-time career goals list, as well as the all-time power play goals list. Continue reading

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Capitals’ Second Stanza Meltdown Puts Metropolitan Division Lead in Jeopardy

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Capitals’ game against the St. Louis Blues on Monday night started off well after a tough loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night. Everyone at Capital One Arena, including the night’s “Mite of the Night”, was excited for some hockey after a relaxing day of playing in the snow on Sunday. The Blues, however, seem to have figured out the Caps in 2018-19, sweeping the season series between the two teams for the first time in four years. Continue reading

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Blues at Capitals – Inside The Numbers: All Blues


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The game seemed to start right for the Capitals with a power play goal from Alex Ovechkin, but it was all Blues after that. In fact, it was all Blues from start to finish, and the numbers show that clearly. The Capitals are back in action tomorrow night when they visit the Predators in Nashville. Puck drop is set for 8:00 PM.  Continue reading

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Blues Thump Capitals 4-1


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The St. Louis Blues beat the Washington Capitals 4-1 Monday night at Capital One Arena. With the exception of an Alex Ovechkin power play goal, it was all St. Louis in this one. The loss drops the Capitals record to 27-13-5 (59 points) for the season. The Capitals are back in action tomorrow night (Tuesday) when they visit the Predators in Nashville. Puck drop is set for 8:00 PM ET.  Continue reading

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Capitals to Honor Brooks Orpik with Pre-game Ceremony Prior to Friday’s Game vs. New York Islanders

Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik is scheduled to play in his 1,000th career NHL game tonight against the St. Louis Blues. Orpik will become the 330th all-time player, 114th defenseman and 22nd active player to play in 1,000 NHL games.  Continue reading

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