Category Archives: Data and Analytics

Contract Checkup: How Are John Carlson & Tom Wilson Living Up To Their New Contracts?

The Washington Capitals had a very busy summer. Between winning the Stanley Cup, celebrating with the Stanley Cup, and drinking half the world’s supply of alcohol out of the Stanley Cup, they also had to re-sign some key players to … Continue reading

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Aging Like a Fine Wine: Alex Ovechkin’s Fantastic Start to the 2018-19 Season More Spectacular Than Meets the Eye

Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images With the Capitals at the Christmas break of the 2018-19 season, captain Alex Ovechkin has already scored 29 goals and added 14 assists for a total of 43 points in the 34 games … Continue reading

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The Capitals’ Biggest Surprises Among 5-on-5 Point Producers This Season

Photo: Flipboard Through almost 30 games of the season, there are plenty of surprising 5-on-5 point producers on the Washington Capitals, some good and some bad. In this piece, NoVa Caps takes a look at some of those surprises on … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals First Quarter Review: 2018-2019 Season

Photo: Will Newton/Getty Images With the Washington Capitals having played 21 games in the 2018-2019 season, it is time to do a quarterly assessment of the team. In this piece, NoVa Caps’ Diane Doyle looks at the first quarter of … Continue reading

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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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