Category Archives: Penalty Kill

A Look Inside The Capitals’ Penalty Problem: Are They Really Getting Sent To The Box More This Year?

Photo: AP After getting penalized a grand total of 549 minutes last season (the ninth most in the NHL), the Washington Capitals are already at 536 this season (fourth most). As a result, head coach Todd Reirden has started benching players … Continue reading

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Defensive Disappointment: The Capitals’ Defensive Struggles This Season Uncharacteristic Under Todd Reirden

Photo: NHL Heading into this season, there was a mixture of both uncertainty and assurance when it came to the Capitals’ coaching staff, specifically first-year Head Coach Todd Reirden. With an all-but identical roster to the one that captured the … Continue reading

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Fixing February: The Capitals Must Make the Proper Adjustments To Their Game To Escape the Current Losing Skid

The Washington Capitals need to make tweaks to their game to get back on track in February. Continue reading

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Especially Bad Special Teams Weekend For Washington Capitals

Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images The weekend was a productive weekend for the Washington Capitals, as far as winning hockey games, as they beat the Carolina Hurricanes 6-5 in a shootout on Friday and beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 in … Continue reading

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What They Want For Christmas: A Look At the Capitals’ Wish List Heading into the Holiday Season and New Year

Patrick McDermott/Getty Images North America While the focus coming into this season was that of defending their Stanley Cup championship season, the Capitals’ performance this season was also somewhat of a question mark with a new bench boss in former … Continue reading

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The Capitals Are Getting Hot in Late November. Can They Sustain Their Winning Ways into December?

Can the Capitals keep winning as they hit the month of December? Continue reading

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Since Returning From Suspension, Tom Wilson is Turning Into Offensive Force For Capitals

Photo: SWX After an excellent postseason performance, where he tallied five goals, 15 points, and a +10 rating, tied for third on the team with defenseman John Carlson, in 21 games, all while playing on the top line with center … Continue reading

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Capitals Practice News Roundup: John Carlson Skates, Evgeny Kuznetsov Skips, Plus A Familiar Reunion

The Washington Capitals practiced at MedStar Capitals Iceplex on Saturday in preparations for their game against the Arizona Coyotes on Sunday. Puck drop from Capital One Arena is slated for 5 PM and will be telecasted on NBC Sports Washington. … Continue reading

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In the Middle Of November Home Cooking, the Capitals Look to Extend Their Win Streak Versus Columbus

The Washington Capitals face the Columbus Blue Jackets for the first time since the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Continue reading

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Why It’s Too Early To Worry About the Capitals’ Penalty Kill

Photo: Zimbio While the Washington Capitals have been very good at finding the back of the net so far this season (second in the NHL with an average of 3.8 goals per game and first with a 37.1% power play … Continue reading

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