Tag Archives: 2020-21 NHL Season

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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Flyers-Capitals Postponed Game Rescheduled For Tuesday, April 13

Photo: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images The NHL announced on Tuesday that the game between the Philadelphia Flyers and Washington Capitals at Capital One Arena originally scheduled for Tuesday, February 9 has been moved to Tuesday, April 13 at 7 PM ET.

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Talking With Dima: Dmitry Orlov Discusses First Goal, Alex Ovechkin’s Scoring Drought, New York Rangers, and COVID-19 In Interview With Russian Media Outlet Sport24

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images On Saturday afternoon (February 20), Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov scored his first goal of the abbreviated 2020-21 NHL season in a home game against the New York Rangers. Recently, the longtime Caps blueliner shared his impressions … Continue reading

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NHL Implements Four Modifications To COVID-19 In-Arena Protocols, Including Removal Of Glass from Behind Benches

Photo: @Canucks Wednesday afternoon saw the NHL’s ‘COVID Protocol Related Absences’ list once again expand with several new names added to the list. Subsequently, the Minnesota Wild  were required to shutter operations for at least a week. As a result, … Continue reading

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