Category Archives: Data and Analytics
Forecasting The Climb: An Updated Projection For Alex Ovechkin’s Road to 895 Goals
After Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin entered the elite company of players who scored 800 goals in the NHL in Wednesday’s tilt against the Chicago Blackhawks, it has become clear that it’s a matter of when, not if, The Great … Continue reading
Is Sonny Milano The Acquisition Of The Season So Far?
Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images As the latest edition of the Washington Capitals entered the 2022-23 season, the injury bug had already hit the team rather hard, as Nicklas Backstrom, Tom Wilson, and Carl Hagelin all entered the … Continue reading
Washington Capitals First Quarter Review: 2022-23 Season
Photo: AP Photo/Nick Wass The Washington Capitals have completed 20 games of their 2022-2023 schedule, approximately 24% of the season. As a result, it’s time for our regular quarterly review of the team.
Best And Worst Offseason Moves In Metropolitan Division
Photo: 1st Ohio Battery With the most significant moves of the NHL offseason likely in the rear view mirror, teams made some that will change their product on the ice for the better while others may have made ones they … Continue reading
Washington Capitals Third Quarter Report: 2021-22 Season
With the Washington Capitals having played 60 games of their 2021-2022 regular season schedule, it’s time to take our regular quarterly assessment of the team for the third quarter of the season.
Despite Recent Stretch of Team Struggles, Vitek Vanecek Standing Strong in Net
Glenn James/NHLI via Getty Images While much of the buzz around the Washington Capitals’ eventual 5-0 shutout victory over the Dallas Stars centered on their former starting goaltender Braden Holtby facing his longtime club for the first time, and perhaps … Continue reading
Washington Capitals Performance In January During The “Rock The Red” Era
Photo: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports The Washington Capitals have been struggling in January 2022 thus far, with no wins and a record of 0-2-2. In fact, many fans are convinced that the Capitals have historically performed poorly during the month … Continue reading
Washington Capitals First Quarter Review: 2021-22 Season
Photo: Scott Taetsch/Getty Images With the Washington Capitals having played 20 games in the 2021-2022 season, it’s time for our annual quarterly assessment of the team. In this piece we will look at the first quarter of the Capitals’ season.
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
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