Tag Archives: Hockey Analytics

Adding Context (And Meaning) To The ‘Expected Goals’ Hockey Metric

While we are without Washington Capitals hockey for the next week, the break in play provides data nerds such as myself time to explore a few ideas related to hockey metrics that were otherwise idling on the back burner during … Continue reading

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What’s Up With The Steady Decline In The Capitals Shot Differential?

Al Davis once famously stated back in the day, “Just win, baby!” And while the motto will always hold true in the sports universe, there are times when a win can be deflated a bit by the underlying performance of the … Continue reading

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Michal Kempny: What To Expect When He Returns From Injury

Michal Kempny was a major catalyst on the 2018 Stanley Cup winning Capitals team, generating immediate dividends after being acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks prior to the trade deadline. Kempny was extended for four years with an average annual value … Continue reading

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New NHL Game Analytics To Debut In Saturday’s Capitals-Bruins Game

The NHL and Amazon Web Services announced on Thursday that they will debut two new advanced analytics during the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs, beginning with Saturday’s Capitals-Bruins game.

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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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Analytical Preview: Washington Capitals Face New York Islanders in First Round Matchup

Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Following the Washington Capitals‘ 2-1 victory against the Boston Bruins in the final game of the round robin portion of the NHL Playoffs, the Caps solidified the third seed in the Eastern Conference and a … Continue reading

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Goaltender Value: A New Metric

Photo: Mark J. Terrill / AP Put simply, hockey can be broken down into two key components–scoring goals and saving shots. As the main proponent of stopping these goals is the goalie, we can undoubtedly say that they have a … Continue reading

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The Emergence of “Big Data” in the NHL: A Practical Example

Photo: NHL When most hockey fans hear about the new player and puck tracking system set to be deployed by the NHL, they most likely have an instant vision of the old “FoxTrax” system implemented by Fox Sports in the … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of a Power Kill: A Session Report From The Columbus Blue Jackets Analytics Conference

Penalty killing has been one of the Capitals’ strengths this season, with the group currently in the top five leaguewide. “Controlled aggression” has been credited for the team’s improvement. 

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Columbus Blue Jackets To Host Hockey Analytics Conference

The Columbus Blue Jackets will be hosting a Hockey Analytics Conference on February 8th and 9th, 2020, in Columbus. We believe this is the first time an NHL team has held their own analytics conference open to the general public.

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