Tag Archives: Matt Irwin

Grading Capitals’ GM Brian MacLellan’s Moves From The 2021-22 Season

Photo: NBC Olympics Another year of Washington Capitals hockey has come and gone as has another round of moves after a third straight first-round exit in the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs. They did not work out as well as everyone … Continue reading

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Blueline Performance Review: Ranking And Grading The Washington Capitals Defensemen For The 2021-22 Season

As we continue to wrap-up our analysis of the Washington Capitals 2021-22 season, we  next take a look at the performance of the Capitals defensemen during the regular season. This post will ultimately generate team ranking and grades for each of … Continue reading

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Blueline Pipeline: Assessing The Capitals Organizational Depth On Defense And Lead Indicators For 2022-23 Opening Night Roster

It’s beneficial to regularly conduct a “big picture” assessment of an organization’s depth by position in order to gain a solid understanding of the status of certain attributes within the organization. The periodic review is also essential in identifying necessary … Continue reading

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Ticking Off Another One: Johan Larsson Scores First Goal As A Washington Capital

On a night in which the Washington Capitals received at least a point from everyone but Marcus Johansson and Nick Jensen, trade deadline acquisition Johan Larsson chipped in with a two-point night, including his first goal as a member of … Continue reading

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Capitals Fly Past Flyers, 9-2, For Fourth Straight Victory; Sheary, Ovechkin, Kuznetsov, Eller, Mantha, Irwin, Larsson Each Tally Two Points, Schultz Three

Photo: @Capitals The Washington Capitals defeated the Philadelphia Flyers by a score of 9-2 at Capital One Arena on Tuesday night for their fourth straight win. They drew within two points of the Pittsburgh Penguins for third place in the … Continue reading

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On the Board: Matt Irwin Scores His First Goal As A Capital, First Since December 2018

With a commanding 5-1 lead over the Philadelphia Flyers at Capital One Arena on Tuesday night, defenseman Matt Irwin scored his first goal as a member of the Washington Capitals to pad the lead by five.

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T.J. Oshie Skates With Extras, Nic Dowd Takes Line Rushes With Starters, Matt Irwin In For Michal Kempny: News From Capitals Morning Skate In Buffalo

The Washington Capitals held their gameday morning skate Friday morning at KeyBank Arena in Buffalo. They face the Sabres tonight with puck drop set for 7:00 PM.

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Capitals 2021-22 Season Player Grades Through NHL All-Star Break

With the 2022 NHL All-Star Game in the books, the 2021-22 regular season is about to enter its peak level when games resume on Monday. With 47 games of the Washington Capitals’ season in the books, NoVa Caps grades each … Continue reading

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Backstrom, Oshie Participate In Capitals’ Line Rushes; Irwin To Draw In For Orlov vs. Bruins

After center Nicklas Backstrom and right-wing T.J. Oshie both missed the past three games due to non-COVID-19 related illnesses, each participated in line rushes during the Washington Capitals’ morning skate on Monday prior to their game vs. the Boston Bruins … Continue reading

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Capitals Defense: Reviewing Blueline Player Performance Through The First 30 Games

The Washington Capitals have now played 30 of their 82-game regular season schedule. So with more than 35% of the season now complete, it’s a good time to catch-up on how the Capitals’ blueliners have been performing through the first … Continue reading

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