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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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Road Warriors: Capitals Are NHL’s Best Road Team Through 30+ Games

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

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Washington Capitals First Quarter Review: 2019-20 Season

Photo: NHL via Getty Images With the Washington Capitals having played 20 games in the 2019-2020 season, it’s time For our annual quarterly assessment of the team. In this piece, NoVa Caps’ Diane Doyle looks at the first quarter of … Continue reading

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A Look At The Capitals’ Shooting Success So Far This Season

Photo: Eliot J. Schechter/Getty Images With just under a quarter of the 2019-20 NHL season in the books, the Washington Capitals lead the NHL in wins (13), goals (73), goals per game (4.06) and shooting percentage (13.1%) while ranking 18th … Continue reading

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A Look At The Best October In Capitals History

Photo: WJLA The Washington Capitals had the best October in franchise history as they went 9-2-3 despite having one of the toughest schedules in the league with a league-high 14 games, nine of which came on the road (tied for … Continue reading

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