Category Archives: NHL

The 2020-21 Playoff Teams – In Progress Observations

Sporting News Image As the Stanley Cup Playoffs of the delayed and shortened 2020-21 season due to the Covid-19 pandemic have finished two rounds and is about to go into the third round, here are some observations on each of … Continue reading

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Milestone Moments: Washington Capitals Career Milestones Reached in 2020-21

Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHL via Getty Images While the 2020-21 NHL season was a shorter season than normal due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was not an uneventful one for members of the Washington Capitals, as many members of the … Continue reading

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Dmitry Orlov’s Performance in 2021: Trending Upward

The 2020-21 season saw Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov prove once again that he is a reliable Top 4, even top pairing blueliner, in today’s NHL. After being a part of the Capitals’ best defensive pairing during their Stanley Cup … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Third Trimester Review: 2020-21 Season

Photo by Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images In a “typical” season, NoVa Caps has traditionally reviewed the Washington Capitals’ performance after each quarter. With the 2020-21 season being an abbreviated 56-game season instead of the normal 82-game season, we will … Continue reading

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Former Washington Capital Dmitrij Jaskin Leaves Moscow Dynamo To Return To NHL

Photo: Dynamo Moscow After two seasons of playing for Moscow Dynamo in the KHL, Dmitrij Jaskin and Moscow Dynamo have mutually agreed to terminate his current contract. He wishes to return to the NHL.

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Russian Reinforcements, Dmitry Orlov and Vladimir Tarasenko Arrive For IIHF World Championships

Photo Credit: From Sport24.ru Dmitry Orlov of the Washington Capitals and Vladimir Tarasenko of the St. Louis Blues, whose teams were eliminated in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, finally were able to practice with the Russian National … Continue reading

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The Eliminators – Playoff History of the Teams Who Eliminated the Capitals During the Ovi Era

Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images The playoff history of the Washington Capitals is certainly littered with underperformance (performing worse than expected) based on their regular season record and playoff seeding position. But often it seems like the team … Continue reading

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“Playing With Alex Ovechkin Was An Experience I Will Cherish For the Rest of My Life”: Zdeno Chara Speaks On His NHL Future, Playing With Alex Ovechkin, and More In His Exit Interview

With the Washington Capitals’ season ending in another first round postseason exit, the team’s players and coaches conducted their annual exit interviews at MedStar Capitals Iceplex with the media, via teleconference, before heading their separate ways for the offseason. In his, … Continue reading

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“It’s A Disappointing Ending, We Had the Team To Accomplish a Lot More”: Lars Eller Speaks On The End to the Capitals’ Season, Injuries, and More In Exit Interview

With the Washington Capitals’ season ending in another first round postseason exit, the team’s players and coaches conducted their annual exit interviews at MedStar Capitals Iceplex with the media, via teleconference, before heading their separate ways for the offseason. In … Continue reading

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Breakthrough! Conor Sheary Scores First Goal of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Sets Record For the Fastest Playoff Goal in A Period In Franchise History

The Washington Capitals headed into the third period of their crucial Game 5 contest against the Boston Bruins in desperate need of an offensive flame, outshooting the Bruins by a margin of 30-13 but down by a 2-0 score. It … Continue reading

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