Category Archives: Data and Analytics

Washington Capitals: Second Quarter Review- 2017-2018

Believe it or not, but the Capitals’ season is halfway over. The team has played 41 games (exactly half of the 82-game season) and have performed quite well despite a rash of injuries, a less-experienced blueline, and the offseason departures … Continue reading

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4 Takeaways From the Capitals’ Debacle in the Desert

Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images The Capitals have struggled in the state of Arizona for over decade, not winning a game in regulation since 2006 (yep, THE game). Last night was no different. It’s just one of those … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals – First Quarter Review – 2017-2018

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty With the Washington Capitals having played 21 games during the 2017-2018 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 the … Continue reading

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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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