Tag Archives: 2021-22 Washington Capitals

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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Another Sleepy 1st Period Dooms Capitals Against Lowly Flyers: By The Numbers

Photo: @Flyers There seems to be a motif to the Washington Capitals‘ play this season: sleepy, slow starts that result in digging out of deficits that are too deep to recover from. That was certainly the story today against the … Continue reading

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Battle In The Big Apple: Capitals at Rangers Game Preview

Photo: POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports The breaks in the schedule are over and it’s solid hockey from here until the middle of June! And what better way to come out of the final break of the season than with a … Continue reading

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