Tag Archives: 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Capitals Recall Smith-Pelly, Re-assign Vanecek to Hershey

The Washington Capitals have recalled forward Devante Smith-Pelly from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL) and re-assigned goaltender Vitek Vanecek to Hershey, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.

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Capitals vs. Hurricanes – Inside The Numbers: Close But No Cigars

Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images The Washington Capitals fell 1-2 to the Carolina Hurricanes, meaning the series is now tied 2-2. The good news, if you think there is any, the Caps played a lot better than last game, which … Continue reading

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Luck In The NHL Playoffs, And How We Can Measure It

Image: Youtube Sports and luck go hand-in-hand, especially in hockey. The nature of the sport—relatively low-scoring, fast-paced, involving high degree of parity—maximizes the effect luck can have on results. The NHL playoffs involve far more luck than most experts care … Continue reading

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Capitals vs. Hurricanes – Inside The Numbers: Garbage Time

Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images Burn the tape. That was a game the Washington Capitals will want to forget. The Carolina Hurricanes ran them over for an easy 5-0 victory. You don’t really need the underlying numbers to see that … Continue reading

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Game 3 Preview: Up 2-0, Capitals Storm Hurricane Country

Photo: Gerry Brooke/AP The Washington Capitals are in Hurricanes territory for Game 3 on Monday night (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington locally or CNBC) at PNC Arena in Raleigh. They were victorious in Game 2 at Capital One Arena on … Continue reading

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No Suspension Coming For Hurricanes’ Micheal Ferland, Dougie Hamilton

Photo: Raleigh News and Observer According to Chris Kuc of the Athletic, neither Carolina Hurricanes forward Michael Ferland nor defenseman Dougie Hamilton will receive supplemental discipline for their hits on Washington Capitals centers Nic Dowd and Evgeny Kuznetsov, respectively. Ferland … Continue reading

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Capitals Down Hurricanes 4-3 In Overtime, Take 2-0 Series Lead

Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images The Washington Capitals beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 (OT) Saturday afternoon at Capital One Arena in the District. Brooks Orpik would pot the game-winner 1:48 into the extra frame. The win gives the … Continue reading

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Capitals vs. Hurricanes – Inside The Numbers: Skirting The Surge

Photo: Patrick McDermott/NHL via Getty Images Just win, baby! The Washington Capitals took a 1-0 series lead against the Carolina Hurricanes with a nail-biting finish. It was nice to win, but if the Caps want to continue to win in … Continue reading

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Capitals Down Hurricanes 4-2; Nicklas Backstrom Scores Twice

Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images The Washington Capitals began their 2019 postseason defense of the Stanley Cup with a 4-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes Thursday night at Capital One Arena. The Capitals jumped out to an early 3-0 lead … Continue reading

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Hurricanes vs. Capitals: Special Teams Matchup

As game 1 of the first round series between the Washington Capitals and the Carolina Hurricanes closes in, NoVa Caps is preparing a series of “deep dives” on specific key elements of the matchup.  We continue our “deep dives” into … Continue reading

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