Category Archives: Power Play

Several Capitals Players Reach Career Milestones In Impressive Win Over Penguins

Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Getty Images On Saturday the Washington Capitals beat the Pittsburgh Penguins, 6-3 in dramatic, come-from-behind fashion. In addition to a critical victory in the Metropolitan Division playoff race, the game saw a number of Capitals milestones achieved.

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First Period Power: Capitals’ Wilson, Carlson Score Power-Play Goals, van Riemsdyk Nets First of the Season Friday Night vs. Stars

Screencap: @Capitals It may be hard to believe, but the Washington Capitals scored on two power-play chances during Friday’s clash against the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center. Right-wing Tom Wilson and defenseman John Carlson gave the visiting team an early first-period … Continue reading

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Festivus – Airing of Grievances – December 23, 2021 Edition

Photo: Margaret Norton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images December 23 is the day that the non-commercial holiday of Festivus is celebrated, and one of the practices of Festivus is the Airing of Grievances. And even though the Capitals are off … Continue reading

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Power Play Prowess: T.J. Oshie Ties Career-High In Power Play Goals Against the Pittsburgh Penguins

Patrick Smith/Getty Images With Washington Capitals captain and power play weapon Alex Ovechkin out for the first time ever against the Pittsburgh Penguins as he continues to deal with an injury suffered a week ago, and defenseman John Carlson also … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin Scores Two Goals Against Philadelphia – Needs Just One More to Tie Marcel Dionne For 5th Place On All-Time List

Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images Alex Ovechkin scored two goals in Saturday’s 6-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers. He now  needs just one more goal to tie Marcel Dionne for fifth place on the All-Time List for NHL goals with … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals First Trimester Review: 2020-21 Season

In a “typical” seasons, we’ve traditionally reviewed the Capitals performance for each quarter. With the 2020-21 season being an abbreviated 56-game season instead of the normal 82-game season, we will change our tack and review the team’s performance at each … Continue reading

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Critical Points Are Up For Grabs As the Capitals Approach February

The Washington Capitals have a couple of winnable games before a tough start to February. Continue reading

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Fixing the Powerplay Funk: How Can the Washington Capitals Get Their Powerplay Back on Track?

The Washington Capitals need to inject some life into their sputtering powerplay. Continue reading

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Sparking A Dying Fuse: How to Put The “Power” Back In The Capitals’ Power Play

As the Capitals teeter on the edge of another customary mid-winter swoon, one of their special teams’ units got a head start. The power play, once a vaunted powerhouse, has been sputtering for better than a month.

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The Capitals Powerplay Has Slipped And Is Contributing To Capitals Losses

Photo: NHL Via Getty Images The Washington Capitals have had a lot of success in the first half of the 2019-20 regular season.  Through 40 games, the Capitals have only 8 regulation losses.  The Capitals have a +25 goal differential … Continue reading

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