Category Archives: Penalty Kill

Stanley Cup Specials: A Look At the Capitals’, Golden Knights’ Special Teams

Ethan Miller/Getty Images With Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals just days away, both the Capitals and Vegas Golden Knights are preparing for what should be a memorable series, one that will feature top-end talent on both the power … Continue reading

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Dane in the Dog House: Lars Eller Having Trouble Staying Out of the Penalty Box

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images After simply dominating the Tampa Bay Lightning in Games 1 & 2 of the Eastern Conference Final in Tampa, the Capitals returned home with a 2-0 series lead and the momentum in their favor. While no one … Continue reading

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Once a Team Strength, The Capitals Special Teams Are Now Looking For Answers

Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images The Washington Capitals returned home with a 2-0 series lead over the Tampa Bay Lightning and momentum on their side. After dropping Games 3 and 4 at Capital One Arena, the Capitals will head to Tampa … Continue reading

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Tom Wilson Raising His Game in the Playoffs Again

After key departures in the offseason, the Capitals needed more production from certain guys. One of them was Tom Wilson. After breaking out with a three-goal performance in the First Round against his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs last season, many … Continue reading

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The Capitals Penalty Kill has been an X-Factor the Last Three Games

Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images After trailing their series 2-0 to the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Washington Capitals won their next three games to take a 3-2 series lead heading into Monday night’s Game 6. Two of those … Continue reading

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Keys to the Game 3 Victory: How Did the Washington Capitals Pull Off a Stunning Double Overtime Upset in Columbus?

What adjustments did the Washington Capitals make to steal a Game 3 double overtime victory in Columbus? Continue reading

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Down In a 0-2 Hole, How Can the Washington Capitals Crawl Back Into the Series Versus Columbus?

What adjustments can the Washington Capitals make in their game as they head to Columbus down 0-2 in the series? Continue reading

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Where the Series Is Won and Lost: What Factors Will Decide the Playoff Series Between the Blue Jackets and Capitals?

What will be the factors that decide the playoff series between the Blue Jackets and Capitals? Continue reading

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Special Teams Spotlight: Previewing the Caps-Jackets Special Team Matchups

With the Capitals’ first round playoff series against the Columbus Blue Jackets (the first time the Caps have played Columbus in the playoffs) set to begin Thursday, both teams are preparing to go toe-to-toe with some of the most highly-skilled … Continue reading

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Behind the Stats: Digging Deeper Into the Capitals/Blue Jackets First Round Matchup

A statistical breakdown between the Washington Capitals and Columbus Blue Jackets before they head into their first postseason matchup. Continue reading

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