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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 at a non-profit in Jacksonville, FL. Justin enjoys geeking out over roster construction and cap management.

Capitals Outlast Senators In Offensive Battle – By The Numbers

Photo: André Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images The Capitals’ first trip to Canada was quite the offensive showing, with the Capitals outlasting the Ottawa Senators, 7-5. Alex Ovechkin continues his scorching hot pace to start the season with two goals, and … Continue reading

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Capitals Comeback Against Flames Comes Up Short – By The Numbers

The Capitals showed some resiliency in Saturday’s matchup against the Calgary Flames. After trailing by three goals in the opening frame, they closed the gap to force overtime. Unfortunately for the Caps, they ended up falling in the extra frame … Continue reading

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Capitals Down Devils – A Look At The Numbers

Photo by Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images The Capitals took on the New Jersey Devils Thursday night in their first road contest of the season, and rode the momentum they generated during their home stand to a 4-1 victory. The … Continue reading

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Capitals Stifle Avalanche – A Look At The Numbers

In their first matchup with a team from the Western Conference since March 1st, 2020, the Capitals firmly handled the Stanley Cup favorite Colorado Avalanche 6-3. The Capitals controlled the pace of play in all situations, and ended up scoring … Continue reading

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Bolted Down: Capitals Lose To Lightning In Overtime – A Look At The Numbers

Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images In what was a tight, defensively focused affair between old Southeast Division rivals, the Washington Capitals squandered away a power play in overtime against the Tampa Bay Lightning, resulting in a Steven Stamkos overtime winner. … Continue reading

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Postgame Analytics Review: Caps Dominate Rangers In Season Opener

Photo: Patrick Smith/NHL via Getty Images The Capitals opened up the 2021-22 regular season in style, dominating the Rangers, 5-1.  Alex Ovechkin potted two goals, his second technically being a short handed goal, and recorded four points on the night. … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Opening Night Matchup With The New York Rangers: Analytical Preview

Photo: Nick Wass/AP Many fans around the NHL have had the season opening matchup between the New York Rangers and the Washington Capitals circled on their calendar. Outside of this being a typical marquee matchup between rivals in the Ovechkin … Continue reading

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Projecting The Metropolitan Division Standings Using Goals Above Replacement (GAR)

Photo: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports For the final post in this series, we’re taking a look at the Metropolitan Division, hockey’s toughest division. For all intents and purposes, the Metro is going to be a tightly contested division, and could … Continue reading

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Projecting The Atlantic Division Standings Using Goals Above Replacement (GAR)

Photo: NHL via Getty Images The Atlantic Division is back in action with one of the strongest divisions in the NHL. Many will be watching the pecking order in this division after the back-to-back Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning … Continue reading

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Projecting The Central Division Standings Using Goals Above Replacement (GAR)

Photo: NHL via Getty Images The Central Division, the toughest division in years’ past, takes a step back in that direction with the Chicago Blackhawks strengthening their roster, the Winnipeg Jets adding depth on the blue line, and the Stanley … Continue reading

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