Author Archives: Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.

Hershey Bears Game At Lehigh Valley Postponed Due To COVID-19 Protocols

Photo: Lehigh Valley Phantoms The American Hockey League has announced that Saturday’s Hershey at Lehigh Valley game will not be played as scheduled due to league COVID-19 protocols affecting the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. A make-up date has not yet been … Continue reading

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Ilya Samsonov’s Second Mask Of The Season Revealed By Artist David Gunnarsson

Image: @DaveArt Earlier this week renowned goaltender mask artist Dave Gunnarsson posted images of his latest creation for Capitals’ netminder, Ilya Samsonov. The mask was designed at the beginning of the year and has been worn by Samsonov since the … Continue reading

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The Seismic Shift In Net Penalties For The Washington Capitals Franchise

Photo: Nick Wass / AP The recent on-ice blunder by former NHL official Tim Peel gave the hockey world a bit of a jolt. Peel was caught on a hot mic openly admitting he was looking to even-up penalties in … Continue reading

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Capital Trends: Statistical Trends For The Washington Capitals Through The First 40 Games Of The Season

Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images This post will review a number of key rolling statistical averages for the first 40 games of the Capitals season, and detail shifts in the team’s performance over the course of the season. … Continue reading

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Daniel Carr Replaces Daniel Sprong In Lineup, Ilya Samsonov Will Start In Goal Tonight, Richard Panik Clears Waivers: Notes From Morning Skate

The Capitals returned to MedStar Capitals Iceplex for gameday morning skate on Thursday. They will host the Boston Bruins tonight at Capital One Arena before hitting  the road again for games in Buffalo and Boston this weekend. Puck drop for … Continue reading

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Dirty Water: Capitals vs. Bruins – Team Metrics And Head-To-Head Trends

Photo By Matt Stone/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald The Washington Capitals and Boston Bruins are halfway through their eight-game series scheduled for the 2020-21 regular season, with the fifth game set for Thursday night at Capital One Arena. Thursday night’s tilt is … Continue reading

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Shane Gersich And Joe Snively Score In Bears 3-2 Win Over Devils

The Hershey Bears beat the Binghamton Devils, 3-2, Wednesday night at the RWJ Barnabas Health Hockey House in Newark, New Jersey. The victory improves the Bears record to 13-5-2-0 (28 points) on the season.

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Islanders Blank Capitals, 1-0

Photo: Mike Stobe/NHL via Getty Images The New York Islanders downed the Washington Capitals 1-0 on Tuesday night at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. The loss drops the Capitals record to 25-10-4 (54 points) on the season and … Continue reading

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Jakub Vrana Returns To Lineup, Vitek Vanecek Will Start In Goal Tonight: Notes From Morning Skate At Nassau Coliseum

The Washington Capitals are back on Long Island for the second game of their two-game set with the New York Islanders. Game two is tonight with puck drop set for just after 7:00 PM. Here’s the latest from Tuesday’s game-day … Continue reading

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Bears Recall Hunter Shepard From South Carolina

Photo: UMD Athletics The Hershey Bears announced on Monday that they have recalled goaltender Hunter Shepard from their ECHL affiliate, the South Carolina Stingrays.

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