Tag Archives: Penalty Kill

The Washington Capitals Versus The Dangerous “Trap Games”

How can the Washington Capitals overcome the “trap games” that they face on their schedule? Continue reading

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The Capitals Get An Important Special Teams Win

There’s no doubt the Capitals special teams has been struggling this season. Ranked in the bottom 5 in penalty kill and in the bottom half on the powerplay, they are nowhere near what they were last season. “That was one … Continue reading

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For The Capitals, It’s All About Survival Right Now

Photo: USA Today It’s no secret that the Washington Capitals are off to a rough start to the season, going 6-6-1 in their first 13 games. Not exactly terrible, but not the start the Capitals are used to having, compared … Continue reading

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October Observations: Can the Capitals Rebound from their 5-6-1 Start?

How can the Capitals recover in November after a slow start in October? Continue reading

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Game Preview: Capitals @ Canucks

Can the Washington Capitals get back on the winning track as they travel to Western Canada? Continue reading

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Lack Of Goal Scorers, John Carlson And Scoring Special Teams: A Couple Of Caps Thoughts

Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports The Washington Capitals are still having some scoring issues. With a 4-4-1 record through the first nine games, the Capitals have scored 28 goals, which equates to 3.11 per game. However, given the current state of … Continue reading

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Penalties Are Costing Caps Points And They Know It

Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images The Washington Capitals entered the game against the Florida Panthers 20th in penalty killing. Not ideal. The best way to curb that number is simple: don’t take penalties. The Caps did a good … Continue reading

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5 Storylines Going Into Capitals-Penguins on Wednesday Night Rivalry

Photo: NHL On Wednesday night, the Capitals will look to bounce back from giving up a 3-1 lead and falling 4-3 in overtime in Tampa Bay on Monday night. They will have to do so against the defending back-to-back Stanley … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Trotz is Planning to Start Season With Orpik in Top 4

With the losses of Kevin Shattenkirk and Karl Alzner in free agency and Nate Schmidt to the Vegas Golden Knights in the expansion draft, the Capitals have a hole to fill on their defense. Salary cap restrictions due to long-term … Continue reading

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Canes Clip Caps, 3-1

Less than 96 hours before Tuesday’s 5:00 p.m. roster deadline, players hoping to make the team on Opening Night took to the ice in Raleigh for the Capitals’ sixth preseason game of the year. While there were some noteworthy performances, … Continue reading

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