Tag Archives: Face-offs

The Lack Of Faceoff Wins: How Can the Capitals Improve Inside the Faceoff Dot?

Why are the Washington Capitals struggling in the faceoff dot? Continue reading

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Saving Face(offs): Nic Dowd Could Help Fill the Void Left by Beagle

Photo: NHL via Getty Images On July 1st, 2018, the Washington Capitals signed forward Nic Dowd to a one year, league minimum contract. However, since his signing, the trail has gone quiet for our newest center forward. The twenty-eight year … Continue reading

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Capitals Preseason Opener Features Slew of Penalties

Photo: NHL As the Capitals and Devils dropped the puck to the excitement of the fans at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, the vibe of excitement quickly changed with the whistles coming from those in the zebra stripes on … Continue reading

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Review of Washington Capitals Faceoff Stats After Five Games

Greg Fiume/Getty The Capitals faceoff winning percentage is off to an excellent start this season. The players leading the team are no surprise, but there have been a few interesting surprises (good and bad) through the first five games of … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Faceoffs Review – Update #5

Jay Beagle and Evgeny Kuznetsov work on face-off game NoVa Caps presents part five of a season-long review of the Capitals’ face-off successes (or lack thereof).  To recap, the initial goal of this assessment was to track the effects of the … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Face-offs Review – Update #4

NoVa Caps presents part four of a season-long review of the Capitals’ face-off successes (or lack thereof).  To recap, the initial goal of this assessment was to track the team’s loss of key face-off players over the summer, and to follow … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals’ Faceoffs Review – Update #3

Greg Fiume/Getty Images NoVa Caps presents part three of a season-long review of the Capitals’ faceoff successes (or lack thereof).  To recap, the initial goal of this assessment was to track the team’s loss of key face-off players over the summer, and … Continue reading

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Little Details

The NHL is trying a new rule this year in an effort to increase scoring.  When a faceoff takes place in a defensive zone, the faceoff person of the team who is defending that zone must put his stick down … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals’ Faceoffs Review – Update #2

NoVa Caps presents part two of a season-long review of the Capitals’ faceoff successes (or lack thereof).  To recap the initial goal of this assessment, the team lost significant faceoff skills over the summer, so we thought we’d track the … Continue reading

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Remain “Dot” Calm: Tracking Capitals Faceoffs – An Early Review

With the departure of several key faceoff players over the past offseason, NoVa Caps has decided to take a season-long look at the progress and success (or lack there of) of the Capitals faceoffs throughout the season. Our first post re-caps the … Continue reading

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