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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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Capitals vs. Hurricanes – Inside The Numbers: It Will Take One More

Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images That’s a tough loss. Between the Carolina Hurricanes needing a bunch of weird bounces to score and the refs seemingly out to lunch, the Washington Capitals couldn’t clinch the series, so a game seven will … Continue reading

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Capitals vs. Hurricanes – Inside The Numbers: Close But No Cigars

Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images The Washington Capitals fell 1-2 to the Carolina Hurricanes, meaning the series is now tied 2-2. The good news, if you think there is any, the Caps played a lot better than last game, which … Continue reading

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Capitals at Lightning – Inside The Numbers: Rally Falls Short in Tampa Bay

Photo: Scott Audette/Getty Images The Washington Capitals‘ first meeting of the season with the league-leading Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night did not go as well as the Caps had hoped as they fell 6-3. While the Capitals came up short, … Continue reading

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Capitals at Rangers – Inside The Numbers: King Of The Hill, Top Of The Heap

Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images The Capitals trip to New York this weekend was a perfect four-point effort. With wins over the Islanders (here) and Rangers (here), the Capitals are now sitting atop the Metropolitan Division, two points … Continue reading

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Capitals at Maple Leafs – Inside the Numbers: Impressive Showing In Toronto

Photo: Mark Blinch/NHLI via Getty Images We mentioned earlier in the week that the Capitals at Maple Leafs game was one of our 10 “measuring stick” games. One of the remaining games on the Capitals regular season schedule that should … Continue reading

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Tale of the Tape: A Statistical Comparison Between This Season and Last Season

The Capitals are 53 games into their 2018-2019 campaign. We decided to take a quick look at the teams current basic stats and compare them to last season (after 53 games) and provide a brief analysis. A number of the … Continue reading

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