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While we are without Washington Capitals hockey for the next week, the break in play provides data nerds such as myself time to explore a few ideas related to hockey metrics that were otherwise idling on the back burner during … Continue reading
Photo: Twitter/Capitals The Washington Capitals gathered two hard-earned standings points against Pittsburgh tonight, grabbing a shootout win over the division rival Penguins. The tilt had ebbs and flows in momentum, with each team dominating a period each, and matching up … Continue reading
As a standard component of our annual mid-season Capitals review, we typically include a look at the Capitals defense. The annual mid-season blueline review provides an overall “big-picture” sense of how the Capitals defensemen are performing as a unit, and … Continue reading
Welcome to the 12th installment of our Washington Capitals weekly trends report. The regular feature provides a very brief snapshot of the most relevant statistical trends for the Capitals over the past seven days.
Photo: Twitter/@Capitals For the first time since the 2016-17 season, the Capitals lost their season opener, dropping the tilt against the Boston Bruins 5-2. The overall performance was mired by a powerless power play, defensive miscues, and the inability to … Continue reading
Defensemen are often times the most polarizing players in hockey. If you read comments from fans online, many times they are criticizing mostly defensive players, calling them pylons or other disparaging terms, because they’re not solid enough, defensively.
The Washington Capitals returned to work on Monday following their COVID-extended week-long holiday break. They are currently scheduled to next play on Wednesday night when they host the Nashville Predators at Capital One Arena. In the meantime, we can wrap-up … Continue reading
Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Getty Images The Washington Capitals came up short against the Chicago Blackhawks despite Conor Sheary’s late game heroics to tie the game. This was a matchup that was determined by a 34 second span in … Continue reading
Photo: Stephen Brashear-USA TODAY Sports The Capitals have completed 18 games of their 82-game regular season schedule and are close enough to the season’s quarter-pole that we can take an initial look at their latest trends on the ice.
Photo: @Capitals The Capitals effectively outclassed their Metropolitan Division rivals in Pittsburgh Sunday night, riding an early string of goals from Martin Fehervary and Garnet Hathaway to an all around dominant effort at both ends of the ice, thoroughly beating … Continue reading