Author Archives: Julia Karron

About Julia Karron

Julia has been a Caps fan ever since her dad took her to a game for her 8th birthday. She played throughout high school and college and still plays to this day. She is currently a part-time sports aide at the Washington Post where she covers high school field hockey, golf, and tennis.

Everybody’s Starry Eyed: 2017 NHL All Star Game Recap

Photo: Washington Capitals The Metropolitan Division won the 2017 NHL All-Star Game on Sunday, beating the Atlantic Division 10-6, and the Pacific Division 4-3. 

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Game Preview: Blue Jackets @ Capitals

Did you like the barn burner from last night? The 1980’s called. It wants its game back. 

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A Closer Look at the NHL Playoff Format

While it’s just past Christmas, there is already talk of who’s in and out of the playoffs. By this point, it’s clear which teams will be in prime position to make a cup run, and which ones are already out … Continue reading

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Capitals Beat Buffalo Sabres 3-2

(Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images) I think it’s a miracle that Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo is a coherent sentence in English. Regardless of your feelings on syntax, the Buffalo Sabres and a recently healthy Jack … Continue reading

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At the Quarter Mark: Special Teams

With a quarter of the season in the books, there are many things Caps fans should be excited about. The Capitals are 3rd in the knife-fight and powerhouse Metropolitan Division. Alex Ovechkin notched his 16th career hat trick and will likely … Continue reading

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Take These Broken Wings and Fly: Caps Beat Redwings 1-0

Photo: Getty Images The Detroit Red Wings (and Mike Green! Remember that guy??) flew into DC for a Friday night bout. Michael has your pregame review here. 

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Coaches Challenge Strikes Again! What is “Control”?

Tuesday night,  a Washington Capitals goal was disallowed after Columbus coach John Tortorella used his coaches challenge to argue that the zone entry the Capitals had was off-side. A while back, I argued that this rule needs to change because … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Spooky: Caps Beat Nucks 5-2

Photo: Vancouver Canucks Halloweekend is upon us. Any normal person would be heading out in their Halloween best, bingeing their child’s candy, or if you’re my age, heading to a party of this variety. The Caps celebrated Halloween previously this … Continue reading

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From the Other Side: An Interview With a Friend (and a Rangers Fan)

As a 23 year old Caps fan and DC native, I have never witnessed a major Washington sports team win a championship. The last team that won was the Washington Football Team in 1992, just before I was born in … Continue reading

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Analytics and the Eye Test: More Info for Better Decisions

Graphic: On Tuesday, Capitals beat writer Isabelle Khurshudyan held a wide ranging interview with General Manager Brian MacLellan and Head Coach Barry Trotz discussing how they’ll improve the team, be it through “statistics, video or, as Trotz put it, ‘the … Continue reading

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