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A Tale of Two Teams: The Capitals’ Drastic Regression Started Earlier Than One Might Think

Patrick Smith/Getty Images For the past seven games, since they returned from the NHL All-Star bye week, the Capitals have struggled to rekindle the momentum the team had earlier in the season, going 3-4-0 since coming off the week-long break. … Continue reading

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Postgame Analysis: Caps Fall to Penguins in First Matchup of the Season

Scott Taetsch/Getty Images In their first matchup against the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, the Caps fell behind in the second period and were unable to retake the lead. After a relatively flat first two periods, the Caps came out roaring … Continue reading

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Commissioner Bettman Provides Update On Puck-Tracking Technology Rollout

Speaking at the Prime Time Sports and Entertainment Sports Management Conference on Monday morning, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said he is hopeful puck-tracking technology will be in place before the start of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs. This is the … Continue reading

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Checking In: 7 Keys to the Capitals Winning a Second Stanley Cup

Photo: NHL via Getty Images Prior to the start of the 2019-20 NHL regular season, we outlined seven keys to the Capitals returning and winning a second Stanley Cup in three seasons (here). We’ll take a look at how the … Continue reading

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Capitals at Predators – Another Blown Lead In Smashville: Inside The Numbers

Photo: Frederick Breedon/Getty Images The Washington Capitals squandered a third-straight third period lead, gave up four goals in the final frame and fell to the Predators 6-5 Thursday night at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. This was the Capitals seventh consecutive loss … 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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WAR! What Is It Good For? Projecting the Metro Division Standings by Expected WAR Standings Point Projections

Photo: Patrick Smith One of the new, “revolutionary” metrics that hockey statisticians are starting to calculate and track is Wins Above Replacement (WAR). WAR essentially combines all of a player’s contributions statistically into one overall metric. This calculation allows for … Continue reading

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Just How good is Evgeny Kuznetsov?: A Comparison With Other Top NHL Centers

Photo: Geoff Burke/Getty Images On July 2 2017, Evgeny Kuznetsov signed an eight-year, 62.4 Million contract, which translates to an annual cap hit of 7.8M. That’s a lot of money, so let’s see how he compares to other Centers around … Continue reading

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