Category Archives: Data and Analytics

Home Ice Advantage: A Look at the Results from the Playoffs

Photo: Prosportsetc.com It’s been a topic of conversation each spring. Does home ice advantage truly make a difference in the playoffs? What are the numbers this season? Who was the best team on home ice this postseason? Let’s take a … Continue reading

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The 2017 NHL Draft Will Start Very Quietly for the Capitals

Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images The Capitals will sit idle for the first three rounds of the 2017 NHL draft, as Washington finishes “paying the piper” for Kevin Shattenkirk, Lars Eller, and Mike Weber. Here’s a quick recap of how the … Continue reading

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Capitals versus Penguins – Game 7 Stats and Analysis

Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images For the Capitals, another season ends in the second round of The playoffs. The Capitals lost game 7  by a final score of 2-0. After six consecutive strong periods of play, the Caps failed to … Continue reading

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Capitals versus Penguins – Game 6 Stats and Analysis

Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images Complete and utter domination. If you were trying to describe the Capitals 5-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in game 6, say no more than that.

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Capitals vs Penguins – Game 5 Stats and Analysis

Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images It wasn’t without some doubt, but the Capitals defeated the Penguins in Game 5 on Saturday 4-2, forcing a Game 6 in Pittsburgh on Monday night. 

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Capitals versus Penguins- Game 3 Stats and Analysis

Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Getty Images The job is halfway done. To win this series, the Capitals will likely need to win both Games 3 and 4 in Pittsburgh to get this series back to Washington 2-2. On Monday night … Continue reading

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Capitals versus Penguins – Game 1 Stats and Analysis

(Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images The Capitals dropped Game 1 to Pittsburgh in Washington by a final score of 3-2. After falling down 0-2 early in the second period, the Caps’ battled back. With goals from captain Alex Ovechkin and … Continue reading

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Capitals versus Maple Leafs – Stats From The First Four Games

Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images Four games into their first round playoff series, the Capitals find themselves in a battle. A week into the series and we sit tied 2-2. It was a great win for the Capitals in game four. Now the … Continue reading

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The Capitals Are Losing the Faceoff Battle: The Numbers (So Far)

Photo: Washington Capitals With just two postseason games in the books, all stats need to be taken with the proverbial “grain of salt”. However, one early trend that is not looking good for the Caps is their success at the … Continue reading

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Capitals Vs Maple Leafs – Head-To-Head Stats

Photo: Rob Carr / Getty Images It’s been six months and eighty-two games, but finally, it’s time for the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. In preparation for the Caps first round series with the Maple Leafs, NoVa Caps is providing a several … Continue reading

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