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Capitals versus Maple Leafs – Stats From The First Four Games

Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images Four games into their first round playoff series, the Capitals find themselves in a battle. A week into the series and we sit tied 2-2. It was a great win for the Capitals in game four. Now the … Continue reading

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The Capitals’ Penalty Killing Against Eastern Conference Playoff Teams is Good, But it Can Be Even Better

The Capitals’ penalty kill is one of the best in the National Hockey League, and aside from its main job of not allowing other teams to score on the power play, it’s also a pretty big threat to score some … Continue reading

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Capitals Vs Maple Leafs – Head-To-Head Stats

Photo: Rob Carr / Getty Images It’s been six months and eighty-two games, but finally, it’s time for the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. In preparation for the Caps first round series with the Maple Leafs, NoVa Caps is providing a several … Continue reading

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Who Do You Want? The Capitals’ Record And Stats versus Possible Playoff Opponents

Nick Wass/Associated Press The Capitals are under a week away from the end of the regular season. Thirteen teams have clinched a playoff spot. That means thirteen fanbases are currently asking the question: Who do we want to play in the … Continue reading

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Can Alzner-Carlson Compete With Other Contenders’ Top Defensive Pairings?

The Washington Capitals arguably have the best defensive corps in the National Hockey League. Just looking at the Capitals’ lineup, it’s says something when Brooks Orpik and trade deadline acquisition Kevin Shattenkirk are the third-pairing for Washington. Look around the league, and … Continue reading

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Is The Capitals Top Line Good Enough? Comparing Contenders Top Lines

Hockey is a team sport. When teams have a lot of success in both the regular season and in the playoffs, they need a lot of depth – A team where you have contributions up and down the lineup. From … Continue reading

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With NHL Rosters Now Set, All Eyes Are On The Expansion Draft: Here Are The Rules

During every NHL season there are typically two major days to look to in terms of player movement: the opening day of free agency on July 1, and the trade deadline. You could also look to the NHL Entry Draft … Continue reading

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A Look At The Capitals Stats Since The Bye Week

Photos: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images So far it almost seems you can break this Capitals season into three segments: 

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Is Barry Trotz Becoming The Best Coach In Capitals History?

Remember the Capitals 2013-14 season? A season that saw one of the best goalies in the NHL, Braden Holtby, have a bad season. The Caps traded for Jaroslav Halak. Alex Ovechkin was a minus-35 and Adam Oates, then the head coach, was fired at … Continue reading

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Bye Week Teams Have Not Fared Well, Can The Capitals Buck This Trend?

Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images The Capitals are about to start playing hockey once again. Thanks to the new bye week that the NHL and NHLPA implemented, it’s been about a week since Washington’s team has hit the … Continue reading

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