Tag Archives: Advanced Stats

Vitek Vanecek and Ilya Samsonov: Who Is The Capitals’ Number One Netminder?

Photo: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports Washington Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette stated before Tuesday night’s game against the Flyers that the team does not have a formal number one goaltender, and added that he thought it would be a mistake … Continue reading

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A Look At Dmitry Orlov’s Level Of Play Halfway Through The 2020-21 Season

Dmitry Orlov has been a mainstay on the Capitals’ blue line since the 2015-16 season. Orlov is one of the more, true, two-way puck moving defensemen in the league, and is known for his penchant for open ice hits.

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Capitals Forwards: Performance Analysis After 31 Games

With the Capitals now enjoying a four-day break before they resume their second half of the 2020-21 regular season, it’s a good time to get caught-up on a few of the story lines from the first half of season. We … Continue reading

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Assessing Player Performances For The Washington Capitals After 21 Games

The Capitals are in the midst of a rare two-day break before they begin a big two-game set against the Bruins in Bean Town on Wednesday. The break in play has provided the team a day of rest on Monday … Continue reading

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The Emergence Of Nick Jensen

Washington Capitals defenseman Nick Jensen has certainly seen his share of ups and downs since joining the Capitals back in February of 2019. The often-maligned bottom blue liner has made his share of mistakes on the back end, and taken … Continue reading

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Capitals Trail Penguins 1-0: First Period Stats

The Penguins opened the scoring with a power play goal fro Evgeni Malkin at 6:41 of the first frame. The Capitals have now given up the first goal the game in their last three games. The Penguins led 1-0 after … Continue reading

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Why Are The Capitals Winless Against The Penguins?

Photo: AP After Sunday’s disappointing 6-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Capitals’ record versus their divisional rival worsened to 0-1-2. That being said, the interesting insight around this matchup is that the Capitals aren’t playing any worse than they … Continue reading

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Penguins Lead Capitals 4-3: Second Period Stats

The Capitals tied the game early in the middle frame with a goal from Jakub Vrana (4) at 3:26 of the second period. TJ Oshie (6) and Evgeny Kuznetsov (3) had the helpers. But the Penguins would quickly re-take the … Continue reading

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Penguins Lead Capitals 2-1: First Period Stats

The Capitals would open the scoring with a power play goal from Evgeny Kuznetsov (2) at 5:18 of the first frame. The Penguins tied the game with a goal from Bryan Rust (4) at 10:29 of the first period. The … Continue reading

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Examining The Difference In The Capitals Play In First Six Games Versus Last Six Games

After the Capitals roared out to a nine game points streak and a 6-0-3 record, the team has fallen in regulation the last three games. Through the first 12 games played so far this season, the Capitals now sit in … Continue reading

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