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Evaluating the NHL North Division Using Goals Above Replacement (GAR) Metrics

Following the divisional realignment imposed by the NHL for the shortened 2021 regular season, the path to the playoffs and beyond will be solely based on head-to-head matchups with divisional foes. With the regional realignment, which sees all Canadian teams … Continue reading

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Postgame Analytics: Despite Strong Start, Capitals Turn in Clunker and Lose Game 2, 5-2

Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Getty Images The Capitals rushed out to a quick 1-0 lead in the first period with Alex Ovechkin scoring his first of the playoffs 56 seconds in, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Islanders’ … Continue reading

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Postgame Analytics: Top-Six Scoring Returns, Capital Drop Bruins, 2-1

Photo: @Capitals On Sunday afternoon, the Capitals grabbed their first win of the round robin portion of the 2020 NHL Playoffs, earning the third seed in the Eastern Conference and a first round matchup against the sixth seeded New York … Continue reading

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Commissioner Bettman Provides Update On Puck-Tracking Technology Rollout

Speaking at the Prime Time Sports and Entertainment Sports Management Conference on Monday morning, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said he is hopeful puck-tracking technology will be in place before the start of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs. This is the … Continue reading

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A Look At The Capitals Possession Metrics And High Danger Chances Against

Photo: @Capitals After a low-scoring defensive matchup with former bench boss Barry Trotz and the Islanders, the Capitals came out victorious 2-1 in Ilya Samsonov’s NHL debut. This was a strong showing in all phases of the game by the … Continue reading

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Luck In The NHL Playoffs, And How We Can Measure It

Image: Youtube Sports and luck go hand-in-hand, especially in hockey. The nature of the sport—relatively low-scoring, fast-paced, involving high degree of parity—maximizes the effect luck can have on results. The NHL playoffs involve far more luck than most experts care … Continue reading

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