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Washington Capitals Second Trimester Review: 2020-21 Season

Andy Marlin/NHLI via Getty Images In a “typical” season, NoVaa Caps has traditionally reviewed the Washington Capitals’ performance after each quarter. With the 2020-21 season being an abbreviated 56-game season instead of the normal 82-game season, we will change our … Continue reading

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Dowd Dominance: Nic Dowd’s Recent Faceoff Effectiveness A Highlight As the Capitals Look To Improve On The Dot

Patrick Smith/Getty Images Center Nic Dowd has been a regular feature on the Washington Capitals’ fourth-line for the last two seasons and now in his third campaign in a Caps sweater, the former seventh-round pick of the Los Angeles Kings … Continue reading

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Capitals Have Been The NHL’s Third-Most Injury And Illness Prone Team So Far This Season

The Washington Capitals headed into the 2020-21 season with the NHL’s oldest roster with an average age of 30.5 years old, nearly two years up on the next oldest (Toronto Maple Leafs: 28.6). Six weeks into the season, they rank … Continue reading

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A Look At How NHL Teams Have Responded After COVID-19 Pauses This Season

Photo: NHL.com With the Washington Capitals having a week off in between games after the Philadelphia Flyers and Buffalo Sabres both shut down temporarily due to COVID-19, they are just one of many teams to have a long layoff with … Continue reading

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A Look At How Some Of The New Capitals Have Performed This Season

Photo: SI Due to a flat salary cap for the next three years, the Washington Capitals were one of many teams that were forced to make a number of roster changes over the past offseason. With 20 percent of the … Continue reading

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What Is Wrong With Capitals’ John Carlson?

Photo: Mark Blinch/Getty Images There are many storylines about the Washington Capitals as they trail their first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series against the New York Islanders 3-0 after a 2-1 overtime loss in Game 3 on Sunday afternoon. One that … Continue reading

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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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