Category Archives: Offense

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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The Great Eight Out of the Gate: Looking At Alex Ovechkin’s Start Through the First Nine Games

While the Capitals are the owners of a 4-4-1 record through the first nine games of the 2017-18 season (their worst start since the infamous 2013-14 season), team captain Alex Ovechkin has played outstandingly, scoring 10 goals (including two consecutive … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin – First in Ovi-Time

Alexander Ovechkin scored the game winning goal in Overtime Friday night in Detroit.  This marks the twentieth Overtime goal he had scored during his career, breaking a tie with Jaromir Jagr for the Career Record in Overtime goals.  Ovechkin is … Continue reading

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After a 2-Game Losing Skid, How Can the Capitals Adjust Their Game and Get Back on the Winning Track?

How can the Washington Capitals get back on the winning track after a bad week? Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Stays Hot in Blowout Loss

Photo: Len Redkoles/Getty Images The Capitals suffered a brutal 8-2 road loss Saturday at the hands of the Philadelphia Flyersl dropping the team’s record to 3-2-1 on the young season. This game had few, if any, bright spots. One of them … Continue reading

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Andre Burakovsky Needs To Score More This Season to Make Up for the Goals Lost in the Offseason

Photo: NHL When the season started one of the main concerns for the Washington Capitals was goal scoring. With the likes of Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, T.J. Oshie, Evgeny Kuznetsov, John Carlson, and Matt Niskanen, one may wonder how one … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin: Once in Nearly a Century

Graphic: @Smittysdesigns When Alexander Ovechkin was drafted by the Washington Capitals in 2004, he was expected to be a generational talent, much like NHL greats Mario Lemieux and Wayne Gretzky. And while both of those players were adept at scoring … Continue reading

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Capitals defeat Blues 4-3, End Preseason on High Note

The Capitals’ preseason wrapped up this afternoon with a 4-3 win against the Blues at Scottrade Arena in St. Louis this afternoon. 

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Canes Clip Caps, 3-1

Less than 96 hours before Tuesday’s 5:00 p.m. roster deadline, players hoping to make the team on Opening Night took to the ice in Raleigh for the Capitals’ sixth preseason game of the year. While there were some noteworthy performances, … 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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