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Dragging Since December: The Analytics Behind the Washington Capitals’ Prolonged Rut

December 8, 2019. The Washington Capitals are 22-4-5, good for 49 standings points, and sit three points clear of the Boston Bruins as the best team in the NHL. The Capitals have a nine-point lead in the Metropolitan Division. Many … Continue reading

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Postgame Analysis: Caps Fall to Penguins in First Matchup of the Season

Scott Taetsch/Getty Images In their first matchup against the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, the Caps fell behind in the second period and were unable to retake the lead. After a relatively flat first two periods, the Caps came out roaring … Continue reading

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Finally Home? Brendan Leipsic Thriving In Key, Fourth-Line Role with the Capitals

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images When the Capitals signed him to a one-year, $700,000 deal in free agency in July, left wing Brendan Leipsic’s role on the team was to provide some grittiness and secondary scoring to a revamped fourth-line, … Continue reading

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Capitals vs. Hurricanes – Inside The Numbers: Taking Care Of Business

Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images The Carolina Hurricanes came into Capital One Arena tonight lined up to play against the Washington Capitals in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, at least as the standings dictated. So … Continue reading

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Capitals vs. Flyers – Inside The Numbers

Photo: Patrick McDermott/NHL via Getty Images The Capitals’ 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday wasn’t the most high-scoring affair, but an ultimately crucial one for the Caps in their push for the Metropolitan Division title. In this piece, … Continue reading

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Capitals vs. Ducks – A Look At The Numbers: Embarrassing

Photo: @Capitals Well that’s embarrassing. After taking a 5-1 lead half way through the game the Capitals completely gave up and the Anaheim Ducks rallied to score five unanswered. There’s really nothing good to see here. 

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Washington Capitals vs New Jersey Devils – A Look At The Numbers: A Wild Dance With The Devils

Photo: @Capitals That was an eventful game. Everything from the fast-paced play to the Tom Wilson’s hit that has caused an uproar. It wasn’t exactly a well-played game by the Washington Capitals, but when you have a goalie like Braden Holtby, … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals at New York Rangers – A Look At The Numbers: Rally on the Road

After finishing the game yesterday around 630PM, taking down the red hot Detroit Redwings 3-1, the Washington Capitals were able to make their way to the “Big Apple” and beat the New York Rangers 5-3 before 430PM rolled around. That’s a … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals at Colorado Avalanche – A Look At The Numbers: Rocky Mountain High

Photo: NHL Via Getty Images The Washington Capitals ended a three game in four night stretch with a nail biter. After yielding the tying goal with less than three minutes left, the Caps ended it quickly in overtime with a … Continue reading

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Capitals vs. Penguins: A Look At The Numbers

The Washington Capitals won a decisive home opener for the first game of the season with a 7-0 blasting of the Boston Bruins. The next night they were part of another seven goal game, but this time on the wrong … Continue reading

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