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A Look Inside The Capitals’ Extended Slump

After a 26-6-5 start to the season where it looked like they were going to run away with their fourth Presidents’ Trophy in the decade as they held a five-point lead for first place in the NHL, the Washington Capitals … Continue reading

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2019-20 Includes Second-Most Head Coaches Fired During Single Season In NHL History

Photo: Knights On Ice A few years ago, FiveThirtyEight.com calculated that the average tenure for an NHL head coach is 2.4 seasons. In comparison, an NBA head coach stays with his team for an average of 2.3 seasons while an … Continue reading

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Held Together By Holtby – Are the Last Four Games an Indication That Braden Holtby is “Back” ?

Photo: Zak Krill/NHLI via Getty Images It’s been no secret that the Washington Capitals have struggled over the past few months, stumbling to a 10-10-0 record over their last 20 games. While the Caps as a team are still slumping, … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Teams: The Capitals’ Drastic Regression Started Earlier Than One Might Think

Patrick Smith/Getty Images For the past seven games, since they returned from the NHL All-Star bye week, the Capitals have struggled to rekindle the momentum the team had earlier in the season, going 3-4-0 since coming off the week-long break. … Continue reading

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Like Philipp Grubauer, Ilya Samsonov Has Appeared To Push Braden Holtby For Playing Time. How Do The Two Compare?

Photo: Newsday Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby has struggled lately as he’s posted an .811 save percentage and has allowed 19 goals in his last five games, going 1-4-0 in that span. Meanwhile, goaltender Ilya Samsonov‘s .921 save percentage ranks … Continue reading

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How Is The Radko Gudas-Matt Niskanen Trade Looking For The Capitals And Flyers Halfway Through The Season?

As the halfway point of the season came this week, it is time to look at the Washington Capitals‘ biggest change of the offseason, which came on June 14 when they traded defenseman Matt Niskanen to the Philadelphia Flyers in … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin Leads In Goals Against Nine Teams This Decade, The Most In The NHL

Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin leads the NHL in regular-season and Stanley Cup Playoff goals combined vs. a single team against nine different franchises, the most in the league, this decade. (Data provided by hockey-reference.com)

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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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Pretenders to the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy Throne – A Look At the Opposition To Ovechkin’s Goal Scoring Dominance Over the Years

NHL For much of the decade, hockey pundits have speculated when Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin would begin to decline in terms of his goal scoring, as he aged and faced the ever-inevitable onset of Father Time, despite the 2004 first … Continue reading

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A Few Coach’s Challenges Stats From Around The League So Far This Season

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images NHL Public Relations released some stats on coach’s challenges from around the league this season through Thursday, December 12 on Saturday. The challenge has become effective as most have changed the determination of goals that were … Continue reading

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