Category Archives: Offense

Djoos in the Driver’s Seat: Christian Djoos Will Look to Build on Memorable Rookie Season in 2018-19

Photo: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images At the start of what turned out to be the franchise’s first championship season, the biggest question the team faced was the addition of two rookie defensemen to their defensive unit after the loss of several … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Career Milestones Achieved in 2017-2018 Season

The 2017-2018 was a great season for Washington Capitals.  They won their first ever Stanley Cup.  But during the regular season, many of the players managed to achieve career milestones.  Prior to the season, NoVa Caps looked at potential player … Continue reading

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Capital Review 2017-18: Dmitry Orlov

Gregory Shamus/Getty Images After the Capitals’ Stanley Cup win and Stanley Cup parade, the NHL season, in terms of game action is officially over. In the coming weeks, teams will begin preparing for the offseason, including the NHL Entry Draft, Free Agency, … Continue reading

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Chandler Stephenson: Under the Radar Rookie

Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post In a postseason that has been filled with adversity, drama, and thrill for the Capitals, players like captain Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and Braden Holtby have been pegged as having an impact on the team’s … Continue reading

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Positive Player Development: Tom Wilson Is Starting to Find His Offensive Game

Tom Wilson’s offensive development has taken positive steps under Barry Trotz. Continue reading

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T.J. Oshie Heating Up at the Right Time For the Capitals

After scoring only one goal in a span of 33 games, it felt like T.J. Oshie‘s scoring drought would never end. He had not scored in 19 straight games entering the Capitals’ home-and-home series with the New York Islanders three … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom’s Four-Assist Game on Saturday Night Highlights His Importance to the Capitals

Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images The Capitals’ 6-4 win against the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday may have been vital in the tight race in the Metropolitan Division, but it was also an illustration of star center Nicklas Backstrom’s … Continue reading

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After Recently Achieving a New Milestone, Alex Ovechkin is on the hunt for A Couple of Bigger Ones (Readers’ Poll)

Alex Ovechkin, the Washington Capitals’ new franchise record holder for most games played, is eyeing two big milestones as the Caps enter the month of March. The first one, which should come very soon, is 600 career goals. The second … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals – Third Quarter Review for the 2017-2018 Season

With the Washington Capitals having played 61 of the 82 games for the 2017-2018 regular season, it’s time for our third quarter assessment of the team. (You can access the second quarter report here, and the first quarter report here.)

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Lars Eller Could Be An X-Factor for the Capitals Down the Stretch

As it stands, the Capitals are in a position in which they will most likely qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, barring a late season setback. Given their results the last two springs, the Capitals will need production from all … Continue reading

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