Tag Archives: 2021-22 Washington Capitals

Season Trends For The Washington Capitals Over The Course Of The 2021-22 Season

It’s often helpful to take a “big picture” look at a team’s performance for a range of statistical categories over the course of a season. The wide-angle look can shed some light on how the team performed during certain stretches … Continue reading

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Blueline Performance Review: Ranking And Grading The Washington Capitals Defensemen For The 2021-22 Season

As we continue to wrap-up our analysis of the Washington Capitals 2021-22 season, we  next take a look at the performance of the Capitals defensemen during the regular season. This post will ultimately generate team ranking and grades for each of … Continue reading

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Brian MacLellan: “We Didn’t Finish Games. Games 4, 5, 6, Probably Should Have Won All Of Them”

Washington Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan held his final media availability for the 2021-22 season on Sunday. He spoke about the regular season, the postseason, the goaltending situation, injuries and potential upcoming off-season changes.

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Hoping To “Flip The Switch” At Playoff Time A Dangerous Proposition For Capitals

Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images The Washington Capitals were building significant momentum and gaining serious steam at just the right time of the season. They were competing at a very high level and knocking off the league’s best teams as their … Continue reading

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From Questionable Acquisition To The Capitals Best Shutdown Defenseman: Nick Jensen Has Come A Long Way

You would probably be hard-pressed to find someone who thinks anybody but John Carlson is the Washington Capitals’ best offensive defenseman this season. Carlson is once again having a career year in the points category and remains a driving force … Continue reading

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A Closer Look At The Capitals Recent Surge In Performance

Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images Since the beginning of March, the Washington Capitals‘ level of play and overall success has taken a step up, posting a 15-5-2 record down the stretch. Prior to this improved stretch run, it … Continue reading

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Diminishing Returns: Capitals Shot Differentials Continue Declining Trend

Earlier this week I touched on the Washington Capitals stagnating shots on goal per game average, as the team currently sits at 15th best in the league and has been ranked 15th for most of 2022. Today I wanted to … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals And Shots On Goal: Average, Consistent, Steady Or Stagnate? It’s Yours To Call

When I was kicking around title ideas for this post I was somehow reminded of the old Joe Walsh album, “You bought it, you name it.” And while I considered using some form of the title for the post, I … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Third Quarter Report: 2021-22 Season

With the Washington Capitals having played 60 games of their 2021-2022 regular season schedule, it’s time to take our regular quarterly assessment of the team for the third quarter of the season. 

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Declining Trends In The Washington Capitals’ Possession Metrics: A Cautionary Tale

Photo: NHL via Getty Images It would seem that the Washington Capitals may have finally found their groove. After a tumultuous start to the 2022 calendar year, which saw the team play sub-500 hockey for a majority of the first … Continue reading

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