Author Archives: Justin Trudel

About Justin Trudel

Justin is a lifelong Caps fan, with some of his first memories of the sport watching the team in the USAir Arena and the 1998 Stanley Cup appearance. Now a resident of St. Augustine, FL, Justin watches the Caps from afar. Justin graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Political Science from Towson University, and a Master's of Science in Applied Information Technology from Towson University. Justin is currently a product manager. Justin enjoys geeking out over advanced analytics, roster construction, and cap management.

How Has John Carlson’s Absence Affected The Capitals Play At Even Strength?

Photo: Jordan Bondurant/NoVa Caps The Washington Capitals’ 3-0 win over the Nashville Predators on October 29th did not come without cost, as the team lost two stalwart core pieces in TJ Oshie and John Carlson to injuries. Oshie and Carlson’s … Continue reading

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Capitals Squander Solid Performance In Loss to Detroit: Post-Game Analysis

Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images In what may have been the Capitals’ strongest game during five-on-five play so far this season, the Capitals ran into a brick wall named Ville Husso, and suffered their fifth regulation loss of … Continue reading

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Capitals Drop Second Straight in Overtime: Post-Game Analysis

Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images The Capitals lost their second straight outing in two nights in the extra frame, dropping the tilt against the Vegas Golden Knights 3-2. The Capitals looked to have scored the game-winning goal in the dying … Continue reading

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How Much Has Carl Hagelin’s Absence Hurt The Capitals’ Penalty Kill So Far?

If we rewind the clock back to the trade deadline during the 2018-19 regular season, the defending Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals were struggling mightily on the penalty kill. Before acquiring Carl Hagelin from the Los Angeles Kings for a … Continue reading

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Capitals Double Up The Devils: Post-Game Analysis

Photo: IG/@Capitals The Capitals followed up their win on Saturday night by pouncing on the New Jersey Devils, tallying six goals enroute to a 6-3 victory. The Capitals weren’t excellent during five-on-five play in this game but the special teams … Continue reading

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Capitals Complete Third Period Comeback Against Kings: Post-Game Analysis

Photo: Twitter/@Capitals The Capitals pulled out another third period comeback for the second time in the past three games, defeating the Los Angeles Kings 4-3. Although the Capitals really struggled in the first two frames against the Vancouver Canucks in … Continue reading

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Senators Dominate Capitals: Post-Game Analysis

Photo by Steven Kingsman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The Capitals squandered a 2-0 first period lead, allowing five straight Ottawa goals to fall 5-2 in Canada’s nation’s capital. The Capitals had some carry-over from the third period that sparked the … Continue reading

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What’s Working And What Needs Work? Assessing The Capitals’ Forward Lines

Photo by Ben Green/NHLI via Getty Images One of the most challenging tasks for a head coach is constructing the four forward lines and three defensive pairings. Coaches have to balance the lines for offensive output and defensive capabilities, which … Continue reading

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Capitals Ride Strong Third Period To Comeback Win Over The Canucks: Post-Game Analysis

Photo: @Capitals In a game that featured a bunch of odd bounces resulting in goals, the Capitals took the momentum back from the Canucks in the third period to overcome a 4-2 deficit entering the final frame.

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Capitals Get In The Win Column: Post-Game Analysis

Photo: Twitter/@Capitals The Capitals defeated the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 to capture their first win of the 2022-23 season. As a cherry on top of the victory, the Capitals’ power play converted their first goal of the campaign, ending an 0-9 … Continue reading

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