Tag Archives: Advanced Stats

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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Capitals Defense: Individual Player Performance Report For The First 12 Games

The Washington Capitals are now 12 games (20+%) into their abbreviated 56-game regular season schedule and currently sit in third place in the East Division, five points behind the Boston Bruins.

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Peter Laviolette Agrees Work Needs To Be Done, But The Last Few Games Have Shown Improvement

After an impressive month of January, the Washington Capitals have started the month of February with a dose of reality, losing their first three games of the month. And while that may leave many of the Caps faithful with a … Continue reading

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Capitals Lead Flyers 2-1: First Period Stats

The Capitals opened the scoring with a power play goal from Alex Ovechkin (4) at 11:11 of the first frame. The Capitals would stretch their lead to 2-0 with a tally from Tom Wilson (5) at 16:36 of the first … Continue reading

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Sabres At Capitals: First Period Advanced Stats

The Capitals and Sabres are tied 1-1 after the first 20 minutes of play. The Sabres struck first with a score from Eric Stall at 12:33. Nicklas Backstrom had the tally for Washington at 16:18, with Tom Wilson recording the … Continue reading

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Better than Expected: How the Capitals’ Actual ‘Goals For’ Outpace Expected ‘Goals For’

Photo: @Capitals Over the past five seasons and through the first four games of the 2021 NHL regular season, the Capitals’ actual goal scoring has routinely outperformed the expected ‘goals for’ metric. This can be explained by a multitude of … Continue reading

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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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