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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.

Postgame Analytics: Shut Out and Sent Out of the Bubble

Photo: @Capitals In what is likely Braden Holtby’s last game as a Washington Capital, the Caps’ offense never got started in a 4-0 rout at the hand of the Islanders, losing the series 4-1. With a pair of goals by … Continue reading

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Postgame Analytics: Capitals Flip the Script on Islanders, Dominate at Even Strength in Game 4

The Washington Capitals were able to finally notch a win in their first round series with the New York Islanders in Game 4, pushed by a dominant performance at five on five play, after falling to a 2-0 deficit early … Continue reading

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Postgame Analytics: Capitals Now on the Brink, Dominated at Even Strength Again

Capitals’ Head Coach Todd Reirden made several lineup tweaks prior to Game 3 against the Islanders today, but those tweaks came to no avail, with the Caps losing 2-1 in overtime.

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Postgame Analytics: Despite Strong Start, Capitals Turn in Clunker and Lose Game 2, 5-2

Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Getty Images The Capitals rushed out to a quick 1-0 lead in the first period with Alex Ovechkin scoring his first of the playoffs 56 seconds in, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Islanders’ … Continue reading

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Postgame Analytics: Isles Dominate at Even Strength, Down Caps 4-2 in Game 1

Photo: @Capitals After jumping out to a 2-0 lead in the second period of Game 1, the Capitals were thoroughly outworked and outplayed at even strength, leading to four unanswered goals by the Islanders en route to a 4-2 victory.

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Analytical Preview: Washington Capitals Face New York Islanders in First Round Matchup

Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Following the Washington Capitals‘ 2-1 victory against the Boston Bruins in the final game of the round robin portion of the NHL Playoffs, the Caps solidified the third seed in the Eastern Conference and a … Continue reading

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Postgame Analytics: Top-Six Scoring Returns, Capital Drop Bruins, 2-1

Photo: @Capitals On Sunday afternoon, the Capitals grabbed their first win of the round robin portion of the 2020 NHL Playoffs, earning the third seed in the Eastern Conference and a first round matchup against the sixth seeded New York … Continue reading

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Analytical Preview For Capitals’ Round Robin Matchup Against the Boston Bruins

Photo: NHL via Getty Images In the Washington Capitals‘ final round robin matchup of the 2020 NHL Playoffs, they’ll face off against the Boston Bruins, the top team in the Eastern Conference during the truncated 2019-20 NHL Regular Season. With … Continue reading

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Postgame Analytics: Capitals fall to Flyers 3-1 in Second Round Robin Game

Photo: Mark Blinch/NHLI via Getty Images In the Capitals’ second round robin matinee matchup of the postseason, the Capitals fell to the Flyers 3-1, with the main story of the game being the well-trodden path to the Caps’ penalty box.

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Analytical Preview of Capitals Round Robin Matchup Against the Philadelphia Flyers

AP Photo/Nick Wass The Washington Capitals will be taking on the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday in their second round robin game of the 2020 NHL Playoffs. The Flyers ended the truncated 2020 NHL regular season as one of the league’s … Continue reading

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