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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. Justin enjoys geeking out over advanced analytics, roster construction, and cap management.

Breaking Down Games 3 And 4 Of The Capitals-Panthers Series: By The Numbers

Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images Home ice advantage has shifted back to the Florida Panthers after squeaking out a 3-2 victory in Game 4 in overtime. The OT loss washed out a tremendous effort by goaltender Ilya Samsonov and sends … Continue reading

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Breaking Down The First Two Games Of The Capitals-Panthers Series: By The Numbers

Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images After a…humbling experience in a Game 2 Thursday night against the Florida Panthers, the series is headed back to DC knotted up 1-1. Through the first three and a half periods of the series against … Continue reading

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Capitals Squander Third Period Lead Against The Leafs: By The Numbers

The Washington Capitals dropped an important opportunity to grab two standings points against Toronto on Sunday night, losing in the shootout after squandering a two-goal lead late into the third period. With an outright victory, the Caps would have moved … Continue reading

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A Closer Look At The Capitals Recent Surge In Performance

Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images Since the beginning of March, the Washington Capitals‘ level of play and overall success has taken a step up, posting a 15-5-2 record down the stretch. Prior to this improved stretch run, it … Continue reading

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Capitals Persevere In Pittsburgh: By The Numbers

Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Getty Images The Washington Capitals overcame a sloppy first period against the Pittsburgh Penguins to take a 6-3 victory in the Steel City on Saturday. The Capitals have now won five-straight on the road, improving … Continue reading

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Deep Dive On The Capitals’ 2022 Trade Deadline Acquisitions: Marcus Johansson and Johan Larsson

The Washington Capitals and General Manager Brian MacLellan were one of many teams to make transactions today ahead of the 3:00 PM ET trade deadline. Most notably, the Capitals brought back former Cap Marcus Johansson from the Seattle Kraken (at … Continue reading

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Capitals Fall Short Against The Leafs, Five-On-Five Struggles Continue: By The Numbers

Photo: @Capitals The Washington Capitals are having their fair share of struggles recently, falling for the third-straight game after losing to the Toronto Maple Leafs, 5-3 Monday night. Ultimately, struggles winning puck battles along the boards and beating Toronto’s forecheck … Continue reading

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Another Sleepy 1st Period Dooms Capitals Against Lowly Flyers: By The Numbers

Photo: @Flyers There seems to be a motif to the Washington Capitals‘ play this season: sleepy, slow starts that result in digging out of deficits that are too deep to recover from. That was certainly the story today against the … Continue reading

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A Deep Dive On The Capitals Potential Trade Deadline Acquisitions

Photo: NHL via Getty Images The Washington Capitals were recently rumored to be considering three forwards to add to the roster ahead of the upcoming trade deadline on March 21: Andrew Copp, Calle Jarnkrok, and Artturi Lehkonen.

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Capitals Bounce Back In Nashville: By The Numbers

Photo: NHL via Getty Images After a measly performance at home against the Ottawa Senators on Super Bowl Sunday, the Capitals bounced back in Nashville, an arena the Capitals haven’t fared well in recent years. Entering tonight’s matchup, the Capitals … Continue reading

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