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How Much Has Carl Hagelin’s Absence Hurt The Capitals’ Penalty Kill So Far?

If we rewind the clock back to the trade deadline during the 2018-19 regular season, the defending Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals were struggling mightily on the penalty kill. Before acquiring Carl Hagelin from the Los Angeles Kings for a … Continue reading

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The Capitals Special Teams Are Heading In Opposite Directions

The play of the special teams has always garnered significant attention from the Capitals faithful, but it’s almost always centered on the Capitals’ high-caliber power play. When the power play is hitting on all cylinders, things are right in Washington. … Continue reading

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Why Are The Capitals Winless Against The Penguins?

Photo: AP After Sunday’s disappointing 6-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Capitals’ record versus their divisional rival worsened to 0-1-2. That being said, the interesting insight around this matchup is that the Capitals aren’t playing any worse than they … Continue reading

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Hurricanes vs. Capitals: Special Teams Matchup

As game 1 of the first round series between the Washington Capitals and the Carolina Hurricanes closes in, NoVa Caps is preparing a series of “deep dives” on specific key elements of the matchup.  We continue our “deep dives” into … Continue reading

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Capitals vs. Lightning: Special Teams Stats

For the first time this season, the Washington Capitals will be facing the Tampa Bay Lightning Saturday night at Amalie Arena in Tampa. The two teams have not seen each other since the emotional Eastern Conference finals games last spring. … Continue reading

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