Category Archives: Data and Analytics

Capitals Topped By Penguins, 7-6, In Overtime Thriller; Oshie Sparks Washington Comeback Effort With Two Goals in 21 Seconds in the Third

Photo: @Capitals The Washington Capitals fell to the Pittsburgh Penguins by the final score of 7-6 in an overtime thriller one night after beating the Boston Bruins 7-0 in their season opener. The Capitals returned to PPG Paints Arena for … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Milestones in Sight for 2018-19 Season

Photo: Washington Capitals During the 2018-2019 season, several players on the Capitals’ roster could reach career milestones in various statistical categories, including Games Played, Goals, Assists, and Points. As they achieve these milestones, they move up on All-Time Lists for … Continue reading

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Game 5 Preview: Capitals Look to Clinch First Stanley Cup in Franchise History

Photo: NHL via Getty Images With a 3-1 series lead in the 2018 Stanley Cup Final, the Capitals head into Game 5 on Thursday night in Las Vegas looking to clinch the franchise’s first Stanley Cup title. 

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Stanley Cup Specials: A Look At the Capitals’, Golden Knights’ Special Teams

Ethan Miller/Getty Images With Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals just days away, both the Capitals and Vegas Golden Knights are preparing for what should be a memorable series, one that will feature top-end talent on both the power … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals-Tampa Bay Lightning Numbers Preview

Photo by Scott Audette/NHLI via Getty Images One would think by the way Capitals fans celebrated defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals that the team actually won the Stanley Cup! Alas, they are only halfway … Continue reading

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Capitals–Penguins Game 2: A Look At The Numbers

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images The Washington Capitals evened the series with a big 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins Sunday afternoon. They played a very solid game and went up 3-0  before the Penguins predictably put on the pressure to … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals – Fourth Quarter Recap 2017-2018

Photo: NHL/Getty Images With the Washington Capitals having finished the 2017-2018 regular season, it is time to do a fourth quarter assessment of the team.  They ended with a 49-26-7 record and clinched the Metropolitan Division title and closed out … Continue reading

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Special Teams Spotlight: Previewing the Caps-Jackets Special Team Matchups

With the Capitals’ first round playoff series against the Columbus Blue Jackets (the first time the Caps have played Columbus in the playoffs) set to begin Thursday, both teams are preparing to go toe-to-toe with some of the most highly-skilled … Continue reading

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Charting the Capitals Failed Defensive Zone Exit Attempts for Capitals at Islanders

Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Part two of our look at Capitals zone transitions focuses on failed defensive zone exits. The charting effort sets out to identify and aggregate unsuccessful controlled attempts to move the puck out of the defensive … Continue reading

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Charting and Analysis of Zone Exits and Zone Entries for Jets at Capitals

Photo: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images As we continue our season-long look at Capitals possession characteristics within a game, we shift our focus to varying methods utilized for puck control and puck movement for zone transitions. This post is the first in a … Continue reading

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