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After Some Offseason Turnover, What Will The Capitals’ Defensive Lineup Look Like On Opening Night?

Photo: Newsbreak After allowing an average of 3.32 goals-per-game from December 8 on during the regular season (the third-worst in the NHL and the worst among teams that participated in the 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers), the Washington Capitals made some … Continue reading

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Assessing Metropolitan Division Goalie Tandems For 2020-21 NHL Season

Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images The NHL’s free agency period has seen a number of moves involving goalies, and many of those signings have come in the Metropolitan Division.  Several teams have young netminders with bright futures ahead, some moved to … Continue reading

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2020 Stanley Cup Final Preview

Photo: Scott Audette/Getty Images The Tampa Bay Lightning, the second seed in the Eastern Conference, will face the Dallas Stars, the third in the Western Conference, in the 2020 Stanley Cup Final with Game 1 from Rogers Place in Edmonton … Continue reading

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Looking At Alex Ovechkin’s Seasons Under First-Year Capitals’ Head Coaches

Photo: WaPo After the Washington Capitals hired Peter Laviolette to be the 19th head coach in franchise history, one of the first questions is what kind of influence he will have on captain Alex Ovechkin. NoVa Caps looks at Ovechkin’s … Continue reading

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Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Finals Preview

Photo: NHL.com The NHL’s final four is set in Edmonton. The first-seeded Vegas Golden Knights and third-seeded Dallas Stars will meet in the Western Conference Final while the second-seeded Tampa Bay Lightning will square off against the sixth-seeded New York … Continue reading

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An Analytical Comparison Between Capitals And Round-Robin Opponents

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images Earlier this week, we took a look at how the Washington Capitals matched up against their three round-robin opponents offensively, defensively, between the pipes, and in special teams. NoVa Caps takes an even deeper look at … Continue reading

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A Look At Braden Holtby’s Starts To Seasons: Is There A Reason For Concern When Capitals’ Season Resumes?

While the regular season is complete, it is still going to feel very much like a new season when the NHL resumes play after five months in between games due to the coronavirus pandemic. Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby has … Continue reading

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The Capitals Wanted The Fourth Line To Be a Difference Maker. How Is It Doing?

Photo: Getty Images After the Washington Capitals lost to the Carolina Hurricanes in seven games in Round 1 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, GM Brian MacLellan expressed a desire to upgrade the fourth line after it was a revolving … Continue reading

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Metro Misery – A Look At The Capitals’ Performance Against The Metropolitan Division This Season

Photo: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images While the Washington Capitals have had a nice regular season so far as their 77 points are currently tied with the Tampa Bay Lightning for third in the NHL this season, the Capitals have shown a … Continue reading

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Can Anyone Beat The Lightning?: A Look At The Numbers

Photo: KFGO The Tampa Bay Lightning are arguably the hands-down favorite to win the Stanley Cup in 2019. They hold a remarkable 15-point lead for the top spot in the Presidents’ Trophy Race and seem destined to make a serious … Continue reading

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