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A Look At The Capitals’ Three Possible First Round Matchups

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images By falling to the Philadelphia Flyers in their second round-robin tournament game by a score of 3-1 on Thursday, the Washington Capitals guaranteed that they can no longer finish higher than the third seed in the … Continue reading

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Key Takeaways From Capitals’ First Round-Robin Game

Photo: Andre Ringuette/Getty Images While the Washington Capitals fell to the Tampa Bay Lightning by a score of 3-2 in a shootout in their first round-robin tournament game to determine Stanley Cup Playoff seeding in the Eastern Conference, there were … Continue reading

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A Look At Fourth-Lines In The Metropolitan Division

Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Across the Metropolitan Division, teams like the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins made moves last offseason to revamp their fourth-lines while the New York Islanders arguably already had the best fourth-line in the NHL. Fourth-lines are … Continue reading

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Will Restarting the Season Be A Bigger Risk for Head Coaches Due to COVID-19?

NHL training camps are scheduled to open on July 10 at the designated home base (hub city) for each of the playoff teams, with playoffs anticipated to start sometime in August. One potential concern is that coaches could be very … Continue reading

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How Do The Capitals Stack Up Against Their Round-Robin Opponents?

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images While most teams will give all they have in a best-of-five qualifying round series to make the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs, eight teams, including the Washington Capitals, will play a three-game round-robin against the other top … Continue reading

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Mountains of Milestones: Washington Capitals Career Milestones Reached in 2019-2020

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images While the 2019-20 NHL season was ended prematurely due to the coronavirus pandemic, the shortened campaign was not an uneventful one for members of the Washington Capitals, as many members of the team reached significant career milestones … Continue reading

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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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