Category Archives: Data and Analytics

Dmitry Orlov’s Performance in 2021: Trending Upward

The 2020-21 season saw Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov prove once again that he is a reliable Top 4, even top pairing blueliner, in today’s NHL. After being a part of the Capitals’ best defensive pairing during their Stanley Cup … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Third Trimester Review: 2020-21 Season

Photo by Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images In a “typical” season, NoVa Caps has traditionally reviewed the Washington Capitals’ performance after each quarter. With the 2020-21 season being an abbreviated 56-game season instead of the normal 82-game season, we will … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals First Trimester Review: 2020-21 Season

In a “typical” seasons, we’ve traditionally reviewed the Capitals performance for each quarter. With the 2020-21 season being an abbreviated 56-game season instead of the normal 82-game season, we will change our tack and review the team’s performance at each … Continue reading

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A Head-to-Head Comparison of Peter Laviolette and Gerard Gallant

Two of the top candidates for the head coach of the Washington Capitals are Peter Laviolette and Gerard Gallant. The veteran coaches fit the bill for an experienced head coach who can hold veteran players accountable and get solid post-season … 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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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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Key Takeaways From Capitals’ First Round-Robin Game

Photo: Andre Ringuette/Getty Images While the Washington Capitals fell to the Tampa Bay Lightning by a score of 3-2 in a shootout in their first round-robin tournament game to determine Stanley Cup Playoff seeding in the Eastern Conference, there were … Continue reading

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Postgame Analytics: Capitals Fall to Lightning 3-2 in the Shootout

Photo: @Capitals In Monday afternoon’s round robin matinee action, the Capitals fell to the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 in the shootout. This game had its ebbs and flows on the ice, with the Lightning surging early, and the Caps pushing … Continue reading

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Will Restarting the Season Be A Bigger Risk for Head Coaches Due to COVID-19?

NHL training camps are scheduled to open on July 10 at the designated home base (hub city) for each of the playoff teams, with playoffs anticipated to start sometime in August. One potential concern is that coaches could be very … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Fourth Quarter Review: 2019-20 Season

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Due to the remainder of the 2019-2020 NHL regular season being cancelled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, it is time to do the fourth and last quarterly assessment of the Washington Capitals’ 2019-20 season. In … Continue reading

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