Tag Archives: Justin Trudel
NoVa Caps Round Table: The Capitals’ Ideal Trade Deadline
Photo by Jeff Bottari/NHLI via Getty Images With the 2023 NHL Trade Deadline just a little more than three weeks away, NoVa Caps’ Jon Sorensen, Justin Trudel, and Harrison Brown provide their thoughts as to what the perfect trade deadline … Continue reading
Capitals Prevail Against Pittsburgh In The Shootout: Post Game Analytics
Photo: Twitter/Capitals The Washington Capitals gathered two hard-earned standings points against Pittsburgh tonight, grabbing a shootout win over the division rival Penguins. The tilt had ebbs and flows in momentum, with each team dominating a period each, and matching up … Continue reading
Assessing The Capitals Goaltending Through First Half Of The 2022-23 Season
With the Capitals’ struggles to find consistent goaltending following the departure of franchise stalwart Braden Holtby, the organization entered the 2022 off-season with a clean slate between the pipes. The Capitals traded Vitek Vanecek to division rival New Jersey, and … Continue reading
Forecasting The Climb: An Updated Projection For Alex Ovechkin’s Road to 895 Goals
After Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin entered the elite company of players who scored 800 goals in the NHL in Wednesday’s tilt against the Chicago Blackhawks, it has become clear that it’s a matter of when, not if, The Great … Continue reading
Readers’ Input: If You Played Hockey, What Would Be Your Goal Song?
Photo: Scott Taetsch/Getty Images Goal songs add a fun, personal touch when players score. Whether it’s their favorite tune, a song to get the crowd hyped up, or perhaps a song pun on their name, it adds to the excitement … Continue reading
Is Sonny Milano The Acquisition Of The Season So Far?
Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images As the latest edition of the Washington Capitals entered the 2022-23 season, the injury bug had already hit the team rather hard, as Nicklas Backstrom, Tom Wilson, and Carl Hagelin all entered the … Continue reading
Capitals Double Up The Devils: Post-Game Analysis
Photo: IG/@Capitals The Capitals followed up their win on Saturday night by pouncing on the New Jersey Devils, tallying six goals enroute to a 6-3 victory. The Capitals weren’t excellent during five-on-five play in this game but the special teams … Continue reading
Senators Dominate Capitals: Post-Game Analysis
Photo by Steven Kingsman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The Capitals squandered a 2-0 first period lead, allowing five straight Ottawa goals to fall 5-2 in Canada’s nation’s capital. The Capitals had some carry-over from the third period that sparked the … Continue reading
What’s Working And What Needs Work? Assessing The Capitals’ Forward Lines
Photo by Ben Green/NHLI via Getty Images One of the most challenging tasks for a head coach is constructing the four forward lines and three defensive pairings. Coaches have to balance the lines for offensive output and defensive capabilities, which … Continue reading
Capitals Ride Strong Third Period To Comeback Win Over The Canucks: Post-Game Analysis
Photo: @Capitals In a game that featured a bunch of odd bounces resulting in goals, the Capitals took the momentum back from the Canucks in the third period to overcome a 4-2 deficit entering the final frame.