Category Archives: Data and Analytics

Stats And Analysis From The Capitals 2-1 Shootout Win Vs Edmonton

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images Sometimes you have to thank one guy for getting you a win. Tonight the Capitals can thank one of the best goaltenders in the world, Braden Holtby, for their 2-1 shootout victory over the Edmonton … Continue reading

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Scoring Chance Creation a Real Problem for Capitals

​ Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images Since the Capitals lost to the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night, much has been made about the Capitals’ inability to generate shots and scoring chances. The reaction seems a bit of an … Continue reading

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The Low-down: Looking at Capitals’ Stats Compared to Last Season

AP Photo/Gary Wiepert It’s no secret that the current 2017-18 Washington Capitals may not be as good of a team as the teams that captured back-to-back Metropolitan Division titles and back-to-back President’s Trophies. But it’s early. In this piece, NoVa … Continue reading

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Lack Of Goal Scorers, John Carlson And Scoring Special Teams: A Couple Of Caps Thoughts

Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports The Washington Capitals are still having some scoring issues. With a 4-4-1 record through the first nine games, the Capitals have scored 28 goals, which equates to 3.11 per game. However, given the current state of … Continue reading

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Looking at the Capitals’ Individual Performances Against the Devils

Nick Wass/Associated Press With the Capitals set to take on the New Jersey Devils in the two teams’ first meeting since their preseason matchup on September 27, NoVa Caps is taking a look at several of the Capitals’ players’ individual … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Trotz is Planning to Start Season With Orpik in Top 4

With the losses of Kevin Shattenkirk and Karl Alzner in free agency and Nate Schmidt to the Vegas Golden Knights in the expansion draft, the Capitals have a hole to fill on their defense. Salary cap restrictions due to long-term … Continue reading

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With Opening Night Six Days Away, Who Will Take the Ice for the Capitals Next Thursday?

So far the Capitals have been through two weeks of training camp, and pundits are already putting together potential lineups for Opening Night on October 5 in Ottawa. For last week’s projection, click here. In this piece, NoVa Caps contributor … Continue reading

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Dmitry Orlov has been through bumps and bruises but is developing into No. 1 defenseman for the Capitals

In his 6-year career in Washington, Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov has had ups and downs. He progressed from a player who makes very noticeable mistakes on the ice to one of the most important pieces on the Capitals roster. With the … Continue reading

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How Important Is Pheonix Copley to the Capitals?

When the Capitals acquired Kevin Shattenkirk from the St. Louis Blues at the trade deadline they were not only keeping an eye on the chances they had at bringing Lord Stanley’s Cup for the first time to DC, they were … Continue reading

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Capitals Announce First Round of Roster Cuts

The Washington Capitals made their first round of cuts today. Coach Barry Trotz announced that Damian Riat (Geneve-Servette), Dmitri Zaitsev (Moose Jaw), Tanner Jeannot (Moose Jaw), Brendan Semchuck (Vancouver Giants), Garrett Pilon (Hershey), Beck Malenstyn (Calgary Hitmen), Jimmy DeVito, Robbie Baillargeon, … Continue reading

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