Tag Archives: Tampa Bay Lightning

The Defunct Southeast Division: No Longer “South-least”

Photo: New England Flag and Banner For most of the Alex Ovechkin era, the Washington Capitals played in what was known as the Southeast Division, which was eliminated prior to the 2013-14 season with a number of division re-alignments. For … Continue reading

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Evaluating the NHL Central Division Using Goals Above Replacement (GAR) Metrics

Following the divisional realignment imposed by the NHL for the shortened 2020-21 regular season, the path to the playoffs and beyond will be solely based on head-to-head matchups with divisional foes. The regional realignment sees all Canadian teams moving into the new … Continue reading

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2020-21 Central Division Preview

Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images As the realigned divisions are set and with the 2020-21 season just days away, NoVa Caps continues with their division previews. Today, we look at the Central Division, which features both Stanley Cup finalists:

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Winners And Losers Of The NHL’s 2020-21 Divisional Realignment

Photo: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images After Sunday’s announcement that the NHL will temporarily realign the divisions for the 2020-21 season due to the border closure, there are many teams whose Stanley Cup Playoff aspirations were boosted while others’ got worse. NoVa … Continue reading

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Report: NHL To Allow Attendance At Games In Locations Where State/Local Regulations And Protocols Allow It

Photo: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Earlier on Tuesday, the NBA’s Toronto Raptors, who have temporarily relocated to Tampa, Florida for the start of the 2020-21 NBA season, announced plans to allow up to 3,800 fans to attend their home games … Continue reading

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Revisiting The Best 60 Minutes Of Play In Washington Capitals Franchise History

Photo: @Capitals It’s often stated but rarely realized. “This team can win if they just put together a complete 60 minutes.“ Seems simple, right? But when you scan your vast inventory of past Capitals games, how many of those games … Continue reading

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2020 Offseason Report Cards: Atlantic Division

Photo: TSN As a result of the revenue impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NHL salary cap will remain flat for the next three years. The unexpected cap constraint has impacted how companies have managed free agency. NoVa Caps grades each … Continue reading

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Report: NHL Has Reached Out To Tampa Bay Lightning Regarding Questionable Stanley Cup Celebrations During COVID-19 Pandemic

TSN hockey insider Darren Dreger joined host Gino Reda on TSN’s ‘Insider Trading’ on Thursday night. Dreger noted on the show that the NHL was concerned about the championship celebrations held by the Tampa Bay Lightning this week, and that … Continue reading

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City of Tampa To Host Boat Parade, Celebration At Raymond James Stadium To Welcome Home Lightning On Wednesday

The City of Tampa has released their plans for celebrating the Lightning’s winning of the 2020 Stanley Cup. According to the Tampa Bay Times, fans wanting to celebrate the Lightning’s Stanley Cup championship can do so Wednesday at socially distanced … Continue reading

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Lightning Win Stanley Cup After Getting Swept In First Round Of 2019 Tournament

Photo: @NHL After setting the NHL record with 62 wins during the 2018-19 regular season but getting swept by the eighth-seeded Columbus Blue Jackets in the first round of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Tampa Bay Lightning won the … Continue reading

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