Category Archives: Data and Analytics

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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What’s Different From Last Season? Breaking Down the Last 20 Games

This may come as a bit of a surprise to some, but should the Capitals win their final two games this season, Washington would exactly match last season’s record of 56-18-8 (120 points). So what’s different between the two seasons? … Continue reading

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Capitals Affiliates Attempt to Join in Playoff Foray

With the Capitals having already clinched their playoff berth, the club’s two affiliates, the Hershey Bears (AHL) and South Carolina Stingrays (ECHL) are looking to make it another sweep into the playoffs for the organization. 

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Are the Capitals Plummeting PDO Statistics Problematic? Or Just A Simple Correction?

Patrick McDermott/National Hockey League/Getty Images Since the Capitals bye week, the team’s PDO stat (shot percentage plus save percentage) has plummeted. Should this be a concern? 

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Power ‘On’: Capitals’ Power Play is Heating Up

Photo: USATSI The Capitals power play has always been known as one of the best in the league during the Ovechkin era. The power play unit has struggled early on this season, but has since undergone a resurgence. 

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Reduced Minutes Likely To Cost Backstrom Art Ross Trophy

Photo: NHL Nicklas Backstrom is having yet another Backstrom-like season so far in 2016-2017. He’s leading the Capitals in points, and would be leading the NHL in points if not for the Capitals “big picture” plan. All of this going mostly … Continue reading

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Capitals Do Whatever It Takes for Two Points: A Look At The Remaining Schedule

The 2016-17 edition of the Washington Capitals has varied in performance, but the common denominator throughout the year is winning. Here are insights into how the second half of the season has unfolded, and what we should expect in the regular season games that … Continue reading

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A Look At The Capitals Stats Since The Bye Week

Photos: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images So far it almost seems you can break this Capitals season into three segments: 

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