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Blueline Progress Report: How Is The Capitals Defense Performing After A Strong Start To The Season?

Photo: Justin Tiang/The Canadian Press via AP Back in October, we dove into the statistical performances of the Capitals’ blue line through the first eight games of the season, where the Washington Capitals started 5-0-3. So, how have things gone … Continue reading

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Assessing The Capitals Defensemen Through The First 8 Games Of The Season

Through eight games to start the 2021-22 regular season, the Capitals’ defensemen have largely performed well. It’s especially hard to complain when the team is 5-0-3 and have yet to lose a game in regulation.

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The Capitals Defense: Annual Performance Review – Part 2

A few weeks go we took a first look at the Washington Capitals defense and their performance over the course of the 2020-21 regular season (here). In today’s post we’ll expand on that initial evaluation and provide additional context by … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Regular Season Review for Defense and Goaltending

The next and final post in the regular season review for each of the Capitals’ position groups will focus on the performance of the Capitals’ defensemen and goaltending positions. Our review for the forwards group can be found here.

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Optimization: A Look At The Capitals’ Defensemen And Optimizing The Pairings

Over the past few weeks, Capitals’ Head Coach Peter Laviolette has been tinkering with the defensive pairings by swapping Dmitry Orlov and Brenden Dillon in their top four roles. The Caps had largely rolled with the same pairings over the … Continue reading

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Defensive Dip: Examining The Capitals Defensemen’s Performance Over The Past 5 Games

Photo by Andy Marlin/NHLI via Getty Images Prior to yesterday’s 2-1 overtime win against the New Jersey Devils, the Capitals were struggling defensively, giving up 17 goals against over three games, a concerning 5.66 goals against per game average.

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The Emergence Of Nick Jensen

Washington Capitals defenseman Nick Jensen has certainly seen his share of ups and downs since joining the Capitals back in February of 2019. The often-maligned bottom blue liner has made his share of mistakes on the back end, and taken … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Defense Was Better, But Still Has Work to Do

After a shellacking by the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday, there was plenty of justified fear concerning the Washington Capitals defensive side of the game. However, the Flyers game should be taken with a few grains of salt.  The Capitals may … Continue reading

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