Tag Archives: 2020-21 Season

Rangers’ Adam Fox, Avalanche’s Cale Makar, Lightning’s Victor Hedman Named Norris Trophy Finalists

Photo: NHL.com Adam Fox of the New York Rangers, Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning, and Cale Makar of the Colorado Avalanche are the three finalists for the 2020-21 James Norris Memorial Trophy, awarded “to the defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position,” … Continue reading

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Dmitry Orlov’s Performance in 2021: Trending Upward

The 2020-21 season saw Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov prove once again that he is a reliable Top 4, even top pairing blueliner, in today’s NHL. After being a part of the Capitals’ best defensive pairing during their Stanley Cup … Continue reading

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Capitals Player Performance Grades For The 2020-21 Regular Season

Photo: NHL via Getty Images Every NHL player has their ups and downs during the regular season, especially during a shortened 56-game season that is preceded by a 10-day training camp and no exhibition games. In this post, NoVa Caps … Continue reading

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Canada Will Allow U.S. NHL Teams To Cross Border For Rounds 3 And 4 Of 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Photo: NHL.com According to CBC, NHL players and personnel will be allowed to cross the border for the 2021 Stanley Cup Semifinals and Stanley Cup Final if necessary in private planes. They will have to test for COVID-19 before and … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Third Trimester Review: 2020-21 Season

Photo by Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images In a “typical” season, NoVa 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 … Continue reading

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“Playing With Alex Ovechkin Was An Experience I Will Cherish For the Rest of My Life”: Zdeno Chara Speaks On His NHL Future, Playing With Alex Ovechkin, and More In His Exit Interview

With the Washington Capitals’ season ending in another first round postseason exit, the team’s players and coaches conducted their annual exit interviews at MedStar Capitals Iceplex with the media, via teleconference, before heading their separate ways for the offseason. In his, … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Brenden Dillon: “A Stanley Cup Is What We Expect In Washington.”

Defenseman Brenden Dillon told the media during the Washington Capitals‘ breakdown day on Tuesday that he felt “first and foremost, [frustrated]” after the team was eliminated from the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs by the Boston Bruins in Game 5 on … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Pending UFA Alex Ovechkin: “I’m Confident. We Still Have Time. Obviously, I Want To Finish My Career Here. I’m Pretty Sure We’ll Do Something Soon.”

Pending UFA Alex Ovechkin told reporters during the Washington Capitals exit interviews on Tuesday that “I’m confident. I want to finish my career here. As soon as we’ll do something, you’ll find out.” The 35-year-old can hit the open market … Continue reading

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“It’s A Disappointing Ending, We Had the Team To Accomplish a Lot More”: Lars Eller Speaks On The End to the Capitals’ Season, Injuries, and More In Exit Interview

With the Washington Capitals’ season ending in another first round postseason exit, the team’s players and coaches conducted their annual exit interviews at MedStar Capitals Iceplex with the media, via teleconference, before heading their separate ways for the offseason. In … Continue reading

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COVID Restrictions Impact Home Ice Advantage

Photo: @thebbtcenter While every NHL team in the United States now has fans in the stands, they vary in capacity levels due to local COVID-19 restrictions. With the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs starting on Saturday, the disparity in crowd sizes … Continue reading

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