Tag Archives: Washington Capitals Analytics
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
Ben Jackson/NHLI via Getty Images The Capitals earned a win in Columbus, securing a sweep of their first back-to-back set of the season. It was an interesting game, with Columbus taking an early lead, then proceeded to give up three-straight … Continue reading
On February 22, 2019, when General Manager Brian MacLellan made the decision to trade for then Detroit Red Wing Nick Jensen, MacLellan indicated he was targeting a potential top-four defensive acquisition on par with the trade in the 2017-18 season … Continue reading
Photo: @Capitals The Capitals got back into the win column after beating the Buffalo Sabres, 5-3 at Capital One Arena. Alex Ovechkin tied Brett Hull in career goals at 741, Tom Wilson netted two goals, and John Carlson added a … Continue reading
Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images The Capitals kicked off their tough road trip in the Sunshine State with their first regulation loss against the back-to-back Stanley Cup Champion Lightning, 3-2. The Capitals had their opportunities to score in this one, but … Continue reading
Graphic: NHL.com Coaches and management use a wide array of metrics and assessment tools to evaluate a player and their viability to effectively make an everyday lineup. In this post we will hone in on several of those factors, predominantly … Continue reading