Category Archives: Data and Analytics

Commissioner Bettman Provides Update On Puck-Tracking Technology Rollout

Speaking at the Prime Time Sports and Entertainment Sports Management Conference on Monday morning, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said he is hopeful puck-tracking technology will be in place before the start of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs. This is the … Continue reading

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Regression Or Progression: Whose Scoring Output Will Increase Or Decrease?

Photo: NHL Via Getty Images Thus far into the 2019-20 season, the Washington Capitals are the highest scoring team in the NHL. While this is a great place to be for the first place team in the NHL, is this … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals First Quarter Review: 2019-20 Season

Photo: NHL via Getty Images With the Washington Capitals having played 20 games in the 2019-2020 season, it’s time For our annual quarterly assessment of the team. In this piece, NoVa Caps’ Diane Doyle looks at the first quarter of … Continue reading

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In the Nick of Time: How Has Nick Jensen Fared in Washington?

On February 22, 2019, the Capitals acquired Nick Jensen and a 2019 5th round pick (used to draft Arseni Gritsyuk) from the Detroit Red Wings for Madison Bowey and a 2020 2nd round draft selection. The Capitals were looking to … Continue reading

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Capitals Rally In Second Period, Lose Lead In Third Period, Fall In Overtime; Ovechkin Scores Twice: Inside The Numbers

Photo: @Capitals The Capitals would rally with another strong second period, scoring three unanswered goals in the middle frame to take a 3-1 lead at the second intermission. Edmonton would add a goal early in the final frame and tie the … Continue reading

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Capitals Special Teams Help Take Blackhawks Down – Inside The Numbers

Photo: Chase Agnello-Dean/Getty Images Two special teams goals fueled a 2-1 Capitals lead after two periods. A wild final frame, which saw five goals scored, three by the Capitals, gave Washington the 5-3 win. Capitals are back in action on Tuesday … Continue reading

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The Capitals Fourth Line Center Position: Nic Dowd vs. Chandler Stephenson

It was expected that the Washington Capitals would have some shaking-up to do to their lineup once Evgeny Kuznetsov returned from his three-game suspension earlier this week, mainly with regards to freeing up salary cap space so that the Capitals could … Continue reading

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Capitals at Predators – Another Blown Lead In Smashville: Inside The Numbers

Photo: Frederick Breedon/Getty Images The Washington Capitals squandered a third-straight third period lead, gave up four goals in the final frame and fell to the Predators 6-5 Thursday night at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. This was the Capitals seventh consecutive loss … Continue reading

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A Look At The Capitals Possession Metrics And High Danger Chances Against

Photo: @Capitals After a low-scoring defensive matchup with former bench boss Barry Trotz and the Islanders, the Capitals came out victorious 2-1 in Ilya Samsonov’s NHL debut. This was a strong showing in all phases of the game by the … Continue reading

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March to More Milestones: Washington Capitals Milestones in Sight During the 2019-20 Season

Photo: Chris O’Meara/Associated Press During the 2019-20 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 will move up on All-Time … Continue reading

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