Tag Archives: Special Teams
Recharging the Power Play: Marcus Johansson And Dylan Strome Adding Much-Needed Strength With the Man-Advantage
John McCreary/NHLI via Getty Images The Washington Capitals’ 3-2 overtime loss to the Vegas Golden Knights in their eleventh game of the 2022-23 regular season may have marked their third loss in their past four games, but some positives could … Continue reading
Special Teams Taketh, and Special Teams Giveth Away: Capitals’ Power Play Showing Signs of Life, Penalty Kill Struggling Early
Screenshot: NBC Sports Washington Last season, the Washington Capitals’ power play units ranked in the lower tier of teams across the NHL, a problem that failed the club on more than one occasion. Despite a slow start to the 2022-23 … Continue reading
Pondering the Power Play: Should the Capitals Give Their Young Players More Opportunities On the Man-Advantage This Season?
John McCreary/NHLI via Getty Images Five seconds. That number is the average amount of time Washington Capitals forward and former first-round draft pick Connor McMichael averaged on the power play last season for Head Coach Peter Laviolette. And for a … Continue reading
Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson is one of the Capitals’ most well-rounded players, being utilized in multiple on-ice situations when the need arises. On Thursday night against the Buffalo Sabres, Wilson proved his versatility by scoring a shorthanded goal … Continue reading
Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Due to the remainder of the 2019-2020 NHL regular season being cancelled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, it is time to do the fourth and last quarterly assessment of the Washington Capitals’ 2019-20 season. In … Continue reading
As the Capitals teeter on the edge of another customary mid-winter swoon, one of their special teams’ units got a head start. The power play, once a vaunted powerhouse, has been sputtering for better than a month.
Photo: NHL Via Getty Images The Washington Capitals have had a lot of success in the first half of the 2019-20 regular season. Through 40 games, the Capitals have only 8 regulation losses. The Capitals have a +25 goal differential … Continue reading
Screen caps: @DimFilipovic The Washington Capitals‘ power-play set-up has been somewhat predictable at times for for the better part of a decade. But on Wednesday night, in their 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins, the Capitals set up a little … Continue reading
Photo: Brandon Magnus/Getty Images The Washington Capitals return home from a perfect four-game road trip, something which they did only once in franchise history previously (1992-93), to host the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday night (7 PM ET, NBC Sports … Continue reading
Can the Washington Capitals rebound after an ugly outing in New York on Wednesday? Continue reading