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The Offensive Minds of the New Defensive Pairings

For a large chunk of the beginning of this regular season, the defensive pairings have been Matt Niskanen with Karl Alzner, John Carlson with Dmitry Orlov, and Brooks Orpik with either Nate Schmidt or Taylor Chorney.  The defensive pairings were … Continue reading

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The Defense: A Positive in a Sea of Negatives Against the Bruins

Photo: RobbCarr/Getty Images The Washington Capitals downed the Boston Bruins last night 4-3 in overtime after giving up a three goal lead.  Washington didn’t get the W the way they wanted to, but in this competitive Eastern Conference, the Capitals … Continue reading

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The Game Beyond Special Teams: Capitals’ Even Strength Domination

Patrick Smith/Getty Images It’s no secret that the Capitals’ special teams haven’t been performing as well as they had in years prior.  In fact, since the all-star break last season, the Caps’ power play and penalty kill have been relatively … Continue reading

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Quarter Pole: Capitals Goaltending

The Capitals play a game style that doesn’t rely on goaltending too much.  Washington currently has the third fewest Shot Attempts Against and fifth fewest Unblocked Shot Attempts Against.  They’ve done a good job at keeping the opponents around the … Continue reading

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In It to Winnik: Daniel Winnik Steps Up in Oshie Absence

With injuries hitting the Caps for the first time this season, more responsibility is falling into the laps of the depth players in the line-up.  Daniel Winnik, who has been a healthy scratch for plenty of games this year so … Continue reading

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Life Without T.J. Oshie: A Look at the Gaping Void

Caps Right Winger, T.J. Oshie, sustained an upper body injury in the match up against the Detroit Red Wings.  Oshie, who has scored 12 points in 17 games so far this season, had been listed as week-to-week for his undisclosed … Continue reading

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Capitals Defense: Defending John Carslon

 The Capitals’ defensive spotlight this year has been all Matt Niskanen and Karl Alzner, and rightfully so.  Niskanen and Alzner average the most ice-time per game out of all of the Caps’ blue-liners, they combine for 13 points in 18 … Continue reading

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Nine Reasons the Caps Downed the Pens 7-1

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images Justin Green breaks down the “game tape” and assesses how the Capitals dominated in last night’s 7-1 blowout victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. 

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Ten Reasons Why the Caps Ended the Blackhawks Win Streak

Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Getty Images Despite needing an overtime win to end the game last night in Chicago, the Caps had one of their best games of the season.  Here are ten reasons why they played so well: 

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The No-Good November Powerplay

Credit: Getty Images/ Justin K. Aller In four games and fifteen powerplay opportunities, the Washington Capitals have only one man-advantage goal.  Earlier this season, I wrote an article about why the Caps powerplay works as well as it does.  Now … Continue reading

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