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Trade Talk: Who Could The Capitals Move In The Off-Season?

Photo: SI After a third consecutive first-round playoff exit, Washington Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan said he was open to trading any player that would make the team better, with the exception of captain Alex Ovechkin and center Nicklas Backstrom. … Continue reading

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Capitals Player Performance Grades For The 2020-21 Regular Season

Photo: NHL via Getty Images Every NHL player has their ups and downs during the regular season, especially during a shortened 56-game season that is preceded by a 10-day training camp and no exhibition games. In this post, NoVa Caps … Continue reading

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The Capitals Defense: Annual Performance Review – Part 2

A few weeks go we took a first look at the Washington Capitals defense and their performance over the course of the 2020-21 regular season (here). In today’s post we’ll expand on that initial evaluation and provide additional context by … Continue reading

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The Capitals’ Outlook For The 2021 NHL Expansion Draft

Photo: NHL.com With the 2020-21 season in the books, the attention for the Washington Capitals now shifts to the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft for the Seattle Kraken, who begin play in October. Teams will have to submit their player protection lists … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Brenden Dillon: “A Stanley Cup Is What We Expect In Washington.”

Defenseman Brenden Dillon told the media during the Washington Capitals‘ breakdown day on Tuesday that he felt “first and foremost, [frustrated]” after the team was eliminated from the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs by the Boston Bruins in Game 5 on … Continue reading

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Capitals Beat Bruins, 3-2 In Overtime

Photo: Patrick McDermott/NHL via Getty Images The Washington Capitals downed the Boston Bruins, 3-2 (OT), Saturday night at Capital One Arena. The victory gives the Capitals a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Game 2 is set for Monday night.

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Dilly Dilly Fight Night: Brenden Dillon Drops Penguins Teddy Blueger in One-sided Fisticuffs

Not much went right for the Washington Capitals in their 3-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night, just a few nights after clinching a spot in the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs. As one might expect, frustrations mounted and … Continue reading

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Optimization: A Look At The Capitals’ Defensemen And Optimizing The Pairings

Over the past few weeks, Capitals’ Head Coach Peter Laviolette has been tinkering with the defensive pairings by swapping Dmitry Orlov and Brenden Dillon in their top four roles. The Caps had largely rolled with the same pairings over the … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Brenden Dillon Drops Gloves With Bruins’ Chris Wagner Off Opening Draw

Screenshot: NESN Defenseman Brenden Dillon dropped the gloves with forward Chris Wagner just four seconds into the Washington Capitals’ game against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on Sunday.

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Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin Scores Career Goal No. 727; Five Goals Shy Of Passing Marcel Dionne For The Fifth-Most All-Time

Photo: Kevin Hoffman/Getty Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin continues to climb the NHL’s All-Time Goals List. On Friday, the 35-year-old scored his 21st goal of the season against the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center. The goal marked his 727th career … Continue reading

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