Category Archives: Offense

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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Where’s T.J.?: T.J. Oshie’s Offensive Slump Uncharacteristic of the Usually-Productive Forward

Since the Capitals acquired him nearly three years ago, right wing T.J. Oshie has been the model of consistency when it comes to offensive production, with 136 points (70 goals, 66 assists) in 190 games played in a Caps sweater. … Continue reading

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All 26 of Alex Ovechkin’s Goals Through the Midway Point of 2017-18

Are you bored and have nothing to do over the next four days with no Capitals hockey? Well, NoVa Caps has you covered. What’s more entertaining or exciting than watching Alex Ovechkin dazzle with jaw-dropping plays, gorgeous goals, and making … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Now Capitals Leader in Hat Tricks

Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via Getty Images Alexander Ovechkin is now the Washington Capitals’ career leader in hat tricks. Saturday night in Toronto, Ovechkin scored three goals to help the Caps secure a 4-2 win over the Maple Leafs.  The … 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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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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