Category Archives: Data and Analytics

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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Minding The Net: Which Team Has The Best Goaltending Tandem in the Metropolitan?

The Metropolitan Division has no shortage of elite and extremely talented goaltenders manning the cage for their respective teams. From solidified veterans like Henrik Lundqvist and Braden Holtby, up-and-coming talents like Carter Hart and MacKenzie Blackwood, and a fringe elite … Continue reading

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Part 4: WAR! What Is It Good For? Projecting the Pacific Division Standings by Expected WAR Standings Point Projections

Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images In part four of our series on projecting the 2019-20 NHL divisional standings by the “WAR” statistical metric, we’ll be taking a look at the Pacific Division.  If you missed the first three parts, here … Continue reading

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Part 2: WAR! What Is It Good For? Projecting the Atlantic Division Standings by Expected WAR Standings Point Projections

Photo: NHL In Part 2 of our series for projecting out the 2019-20 NHL standings by division, we’ll be analyzing the Atlantic Division. At a glance, the Atlantic is the home to some of the best teams in the NHL, … Continue reading

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WAR! What Is It Good For? Projecting the Metro Division Standings by Expected WAR Standings Point Projections

Photo: Patrick Smith One of the new, “revolutionary” metrics that hockey statisticians are starting to calculate and track is Wins Above Replacement (WAR). WAR essentially combines all of a player’s contributions statistically into one overall metric. This calculation allows for … Continue reading

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A Closer Look At Capitals’ Free Agent Acquisitions: Brendan Leipsic

Photo: Jewels From The Crown After a one-goal performance from the Washington Capitals‘ fourth-line in the team’s seven-game series loss in the first round of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, change to the trio was inevitable. After locking up forwards … Continue reading

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Luck In The NHL Playoffs, And How We Can Measure It

Image: Youtube Sports and luck go hand-in-hand, especially in hockey. The nature of the sport—relatively low-scoring, fast-paced, involving high degree of parity—maximizes the effect luck can have on results. The NHL playoffs involve far more luck than most experts care … Continue reading

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HBK Line, Capitals’ Edition? Carl Hagelin’s Addition to the Caps Could Make a Difference Come the Start of the Playoffs

Photo: Getty Images What might have gone down as a minor depth trade for the Washington Capitals right before the 2019 Trade Deadline could end up paying huge dividends. Forward Carl Hagelin was flailing with the Los Angeles Kings after … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Fourth Quarter Review: 2018-2019 Season

Photo: Patrick McDermott/NHL Via Getty Images With the Washington Capitals having finished the 2018-2019 regular season, it is time to do the fourth and last quarterly assessment of the team. In this piece, NoVa Caps’ Diane Doyle looks at the … Continue reading

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Capitals vs. Flyers – Inside The Numbers

Photo: Patrick McDermott/NHL via Getty Images The Capitals’ 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday wasn’t the most high-scoring affair, but an ultimately crucial one for the Caps in their push for the Metropolitan Division title. In this piece, … Continue reading

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