Tag Archives: 2020-2021 Washington Capitals

Defensive Dip: Examining The Capitals Defensemen’s Performance Over The Past 5 Games

Photo by Andy Marlin/NHLI via Getty Images Prior to yesterday’s 2-1 overtime win against the New Jersey Devils, the Capitals were struggling defensively, giving up 17 goals against over three games, a concerning 5.66 goals against per game average.

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Capitals Defense: Individual Player Performance After 34 Games

The Washington Capitals have now played 34 games of their abbreviated 56-game regular season schedule. Our last review of the Capitals’ defense was conducted back on March 3, after the first 24 games, or when 40+ percent of the season … Continue reading

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The Short And Winding Road: A Look At The Capitals Record And Final Games Ahead

The Washington Capitals are officially in the clubhouse turn and heading for home with just 23 games remaining in their 2020-21 regular season. You know what that means. Yep, goodbye low blood pressure. Make sure your high blood pressure medications … Continue reading

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Capital Trends: Statistical Trends For The Washington Capitals Through The First 31 Games Of The Season

Photo: AP/Nick Wass In this post we will review rolling statistical averages for the Capitals for the first 31 games of the season. (All stats are presented at even strength (5.5) and courtesy of Natural Stat Trick).

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A Look At Dmitry Orlov’s Level Of Play Halfway Through The 2020-21 Season

Dmitry Orlov has been a mainstay on the Capitals’ blue line since the 2015-16 season. Orlov is one of the more, true, two-way puck moving defensemen in the league, and is known for his penchant for open ice hits.

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The Laviolette “System”: What We’ve Learned After 27 Games

With 27 games of the 2020-21 regular season now in the books, we are starting to get a good feel for head coach Peter Laviolette and his new “system”, and for his overarching game management tendencies. The Laviolette brand of … Continue reading

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NHL East Division Update: Islanders, Penguins Surging; Bruins, Flyers Dipping

The Washington Capitals have now completed 25 of their 56-game abbreviated schedule. As they begin their two game set with the Flyers tonight, we thought it would be a good time to check in on the East Division and see … Continue reading

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Review Of East Division Goaltenders: How Do Capitals Netminders Stack Up Against East Division Goaltenders

As we predicted prior to the start of the season, the NHL’s East Division has proven to be the most competitive of the four new divisions designated for this unique 56-game season. After the first 21 games, the goal differential … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom’s Offensive Production Through 21 Games Compared To First 21 Games In Previous Seasons

The Capitals’ stalwart center, Nicklas Backstrom, has been off to a blazing hot offensive start to the 2021 NHL regular season, posting 10 goals and 15 assists through 21 games, good for a 1.19 points per game average. At that … Continue reading

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Assessing Player Performances For The Washington Capitals After 21 Games

The Capitals are in the midst of a rare two-day break before they begin a big two-game set against the Bruins in Bean Town on Wednesday. The break in play has provided the team a day of rest on Monday … Continue reading

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