Tag Archives: 2020-21 NHL Season

A Look At Nick Jensen’s 2021 Performance: Solid On The Back End

Nick Jensen’s career as a Capital has been an interesting story to follow. After the Capitals acquired him at the 2019 trade deadline, General Manager Brian MacLellan immediately inked Jensen to a four year, $10 million contract. Jensen was a … Continue reading

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A Look at Trevor van Riemsdyk’s 2021 Season: Future Regular Starter on Defense?

On October 10, 2020, the Washington Capitals signed right handed defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk to a one year, $800,000 contract. At the time, van Riemsdyk was looked at as a depth signing, likely slotting in below right handed defensemen John … Continue reading

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John Carlson’s Performance in 2021: Elite Offensive Production, Question Mark Defensively

Photo: NHL via Getty Images Now a seasoned veteran and established member of the Capitals’ core group of players, John Carlson is a known commodity. When it comes to offensive production, Carlson is in the elite echelon of performers, but … Continue reading

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The Capitals Defense: Annual Performance Review – Part 2

A few weeks go we took a first look at the Washington Capitals defense and their performance over the course of the 2020-21 regular season (here). In today’s post we’ll expand on that initial evaluation and provide additional context by … Continue reading

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A Look At Justin Schultz’s Performance in 2021: Hot Start With A Downward Trend

During last off-season, the Capitals and General Manager Brian MacLellan signed unrestricted free agent Justin Schultz to a two year deal worth a $4 million deal to solidify the right side of the second defensive pairing. The deal was largely polarizing, … Continue reading

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Postgame Analysis: Capitals Victorious In Game One, Ends in OT

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images The Capitals overcame an early injury to starting net-minder Vitek Vanecek and powered their way to a 3-2 victory in the extra frame. The game was a back-and-forth affair, with both teams locked up at … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Second Trimester Review: 2020-21 Season

Andy Marlin/NHLI via Getty Images In a “typical” season, NoVaa Caps has traditionally reviewed the Washington Capitals’ performance after each quarter. With the 2020-21 season being an abbreviated 56-game season instead of the normal 82-game season, we will change our … Continue reading

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Short Season Surprise: Daniel Sprong Having An Impressive Season For the Capitals in 2020-21

Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images Before the pandemic-shortened 2020-21 NHL season began, when one envisioned a full, healthy lineup for the Washington Capitals, it’s likely that 2019-20 trade acquisition Daniel Sprong wasn’t among the names that would be seeing a … Continue reading

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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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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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