Category Archives: Power Play

Washington Capitals – First Quarter Review – 2017-2018

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty With the Washington Capitals having played 21 games during the 2017-2018 season, it is time to do a quarterly assessment of the team. In this piece, NoVa Caps’ Diane Doyle looks at the first quarter of the … Continue reading

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Game Recap: Capitals Defeat Oilers 2-1 in the Shootout

Game recap: Capitals defeat Oilers 2-1 in the shootout Continue reading

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The Washington Capitals Versus The Dangerous “Trap Games”

How can the Washington Capitals overcome the “trap games” that they face on their schedule? Continue reading

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Game Preview: Capitals @ Canucks

Can the Washington Capitals get back on the winning track as they travel to Western Canada? Continue reading

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Progress Report: A Look At the Capitals Through the First Nine Games

Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images With the Capitals out of game action until Thursday, the team has some time to practice and enjoy themselves before taking the ice. With nine games already in the books, NoVa Caps’ Diane … 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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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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Dmitry Orlov has been through bumps and bruises but is developing into No. 1 defenseman for the Capitals

In his 6-year career in Washington, Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov has had ups and downs. He progressed from a player who makes very noticeable mistakes on the ice to one of the most important pieces on the Capitals roster. With the … Continue reading

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Capitals New Power Play Units Get Some Practice Tuesday

Photo: Capitals Since the 2009-10 season, the Capitals have ranked first on the power play four times and ranked within the top five six times. That said, the Capitals have always been known to be one of the most respected … Continue reading

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Which Capitals Prospects Are Sticking Out in the Preseason? And, What is With All of the Preseason Penalties?

Which Capitals prospects have performed well early in the preseason? Continue reading

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