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Stats From The Capitals 4-2 Preseason Win Over The Canadiens

While it may be the preseason, a time when stats may not matter as much as they do during the regular season everyone has to shake off offseason rust. NoVa Caps will be tracking statistics throughout the preseason, while keeping … Continue reading

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Despite The Changes This Offseason, The Capitals Still Have A Good Chance of Winning the Metropolitan Division

Photo: Capitals When one reads a season preview for the 2017-18 Washington Capitals, one is bound to see the same thing. It’s a team that has been at the top of the standings for the past two seasons, but is … Continue reading

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The Capitals Need More Even-Strength Goals From Alex Ovechkin This Season

Alex Ovechkin has been arguably the best goal-scorer of his generation, setting numerous records via lighting the lamp, and has done it in every way imaginable, compiling goals both at even-strength and especially on the power play. But it’s the … Continue reading

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While it May Seem Closed, the Capitals’ Stanley Cup Window Could Still Very Well Be Open

Nick Wass/Associated Press I’ve been following hockey and the National Hockey League for a while now. For the past 10-15 years there’s seemed to be two teams that have somewhat mirrored each other in terms of success. It’s the two teams whose … Continue reading

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NHL Expansion Draft – Key Dates and Times to Know

With the 2016-2017 season in the books, attention now shifts to this year’s massively important off-season. It’s an off-season that should be very interesting when talking about the Washington Capitals. You don’t need us telling you why, it’s been said … Continue reading

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Capitals versus Penguins – Game 7 Stats and Analysis

Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images For the Capitals, another season ends in the second round of The playoffs. The Capitals lost game 7  by a final score of 2-0. After six consecutive strong periods of play, the Caps failed to … Continue reading

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The T.J. Touch: T.J. Oshie’s Presence Has Been Felt All Season Long

Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie has had a tremendous year both in terms of production, leadership, and overall effort on the ice. Time-after-time, he has been one of the Caps’ best players on the ice, encouraging his teammates and lighting … Continue reading

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Capitals versus Penguins – Game 6 Stats and Analysis

Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images Complete and utter domination. If you were trying to describe the Capitals 5-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in game 6, say no more than that.

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Capitals vs Penguins – Game 5 Stats and Analysis

Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images It wasn’t without some doubt, but the Capitals defeated the Penguins in Game 5 on Saturday 4-2, forcing a Game 6 in Pittsburgh on Monday night. 

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Capitals versus Penguins- Game 4 Stats and Analysis

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports On Wednesday the Penguins defeated the Capitals 3-2 and now lead the series 3-1 with the series going back to D.C. It seems every game has been considered a must win. Well, now it really is. 

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