Tag Archives: Washington Capitals Analytics

Michal Kempny: What To Expect When He Returns From Injury

Michal Kempny was a major catalyst on the 2018 Stanley Cup winning Capitals team, generating immediate dividends after being acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks prior to the trade deadline. Kempny was extended for four years with an average annual value … Continue reading

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NHL Analytics Glossary

Graphic: SportTechie The following analytics glossary is divided into three primary categories: Possession Quality of Chances Player Value

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Postgame Analytics: Capitals Flip the Script on Islanders, Dominate at Even Strength in Game 4

The Washington Capitals were able to finally notch a win in their first round series with the New York Islanders in Game 4, pushed by a dominant performance at five on five play, after falling to a 2-0 deficit early … Continue reading

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The Emergence of “Big Data” in the NHL: A Practical Example

Photo: NHL When most hockey fans hear about the new player and puck tracking system set to be deployed by the NHL, they most likely have an instant vision of the old “FoxTrax” system implemented by Fox Sports in the … Continue reading

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The Progression of Jonas Siegenthaler

Jonas Siegenthaler has proceeded to make his mark on the Capitals’ defensive corps. The Zürich, Switzerland native has made a somewhat unlikely journey to becoming a key spoke in the Caps’ blueline wheel and has contributed greatly to the success … Continue reading

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Regression Or Progression: Whose Scoring Output Will Increase Or Decrease?

Photo: NHL Via Getty Images Thus far into the 2019-20 season, the Washington Capitals are the highest scoring team in the NHL. While this is a great place to be for the first place team in the NHL, is this … Continue reading

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In the Nick of Time: How Has Nick Jensen Fared in Washington?

On February 22, 2019, the Capitals acquired Nick Jensen and a 2019 5th round pick (used to draft Arseni Gritsyuk) from the Detroit Red Wings for Madison Bowey and a 2020 2nd round draft selection. The Capitals were looking to … Continue reading

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Cause for Concern? Is Braden Holtby’s Slow Start a Career Trend, Or An Aberration?

There have been quite a few questions regarding Braden Holtby’s performance through his first five starts this season. Yes, he’s struggled to start to the season, but is this what we can expect from Holtby, based off of his October … Continue reading

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A Look At The Capitals Possession Metrics And High Danger Chances Against

Photo: @Capitals After a low-scoring defensive matchup with former bench boss Barry Trotz and the Islanders, the Capitals came out victorious 2-1 in Ilya Samsonov’s NHL debut. This was a strong showing in all phases of the game by the … Continue reading

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7 Keys To The Capitals Winning a Second Stanley Cup

Photo: Stephen R. Sylvanie/USA Today Sports, via Reuters If the Capitals are to win their second Stanley Cup in three seasons, there’s a number of things that the team will need to accomplish, address, and adjust to climb the proverbial … Continue reading

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