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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Capitals Get In The Win Column: Post-Game Analysis

Photo: Twitter/@Capitals The Capitals defeated the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 to capture their first win of the 2022-23 season. As a cherry on top of the victory, the Capitals’ power play converted their first goal of the campaign, ending an 0-9 … Continue reading

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Capitals Falter Against Bruins In Season Opener: Post-Game Analysis

Photo: Twitter/@Capitals For the first time since the 2016-17 season, the Capitals lost their season opener, dropping the tilt against the Boston Bruins 5-2. The overall performance was mired by a powerless power play, defensive miscues, and the inability to … Continue reading

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Battling For Spots: Capitals Position Battles And Possible Line Combinations Entering Training Camp

As we conclude a busy off-season for the Capitals‘ front office and General Manager Brian MacLellan, we now enter an interesting time in the lead-up to the regular season: who makes the roster and how do the forward lines pan … Continue reading

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Rating The Goaltending Tandems Of The Metropolitan Division Using Goals Saved Above Average (GSAA) and Goals Saved Above Expected (GSAx)

Photos: @Capitals Elite level goaltending is often the driver of success for teams looking to be serious contenders for the Stanley Cup. The easiest comparison to make to the value of an elite goaltender is like a quarterback in the … Continue reading

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Rating The Capitals’ Contracts: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

Photos: Nick Wass/AP The Washington Capitals have been in the mix for the Stanley Cup for nearly a decade and a half, building the team around an existing group of core players. The team construction has typically involved acquiring players … Continue reading

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Projecting The 2022-23 Western Conference Standings Using Goals Above Replacement (GAR)

Photo: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports In the second and final part of the series of projecting the potential standings of each NHL division using Goals Above Replacement (GAR), I next take a look at the Western Conference.  (Part 1 – … Continue reading

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