April 30th, 2016 In Washington Capitals 0 comments

The Verizon Center lights dimmed red, and fans went wild on Thursday night, when the Washington Capitals started what is already seen to be an intense, hard-hitting, high-scoring series against the rival Pittsburgh Penguins. It was a game full of goals, shots and hits, and throughout the game, it looked like Pittsburgh controlled a lot of the...

April 28th, 2016 In Advanced Stats, Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals 0 comments

It was December 12th when Pittsburgh decided to go a different direction by firing head coach Mike Johnston and replacing him with assistant Mike Sullivan. It was a move general manager Jim Rutherford had to make. The Penguins were sitting 15-10-3 and looked like they could miss the playoffs. Sidney Crosby only had six goals and 19 points and a...

April 28th, 2016 In Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals 0 comments

In 2009, Kris Letang came of age in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Specifically in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Washington Capitals. In Game 3, he scored the overtime winner to get the Penguins back into a series in which they had trailed 2-0 prior. For the series, he would finish with three goals and six points, averaging 21:27 of...

April 28th, 2016 In Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals 0 comments

When the Penguins and the Capitals meet, the first thought on nearly everyone's mind is “Crosby vs Ovechkin”. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that as they are arguably the best players of their generation. But when you really look at what makes this rivalry tick, you have to ask yourself if we are really discussing the most important...

April 27th, 2016 In Advanced Stats, Philadelphia Flyers, Washington Capitals 0 comments

When the final horn sounded in Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center last Sunday, the relief of the players and fans could not have been more obvious. After leading the series three games to none, Washington was finally able to close out its series with the Flyers in six games. It was a weird series full of controversy and interesting data...

April 26th, 2016 In Pittsburgh Penguins, Top Stories, Washington Capitals 0 comments

Hello darkness, my old friend I've come to talk with you again - Simon and Garfunkel It's been seven years since the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals faced one another in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. That drought will end this week when, for the ninth time in history, these two teams battle again in their Eastern Conference...

April 26th, 2016 In Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals 0 comments

The Pittsburgh Penguins easily dispatched the New York Rangers in the first round of the playoffs winning four games and losing one. The Washington Capitals took slightly longer to beat the Philadelphia Flyers by winning four games and losing two. However, these teams could not be more evenly matched. For the Penguins, captain Sidney Crosby is...

April 24th, 2016 In Washington Capitals 0 comments

After dropping two straight decisions and letting their series lead drop 3-2, the Washington Capitals went into Wells Fargo Center with a completely different mentality. It was one that was more disciplined, as well as more aggressive, and it helped them finish off Philadelphia with a 1-0 win. Their play in Game 6 is just one of many reasons...

April 23rd, 2016 In Philadelphia Flyers, Top Stories, Washington Capitals 0 comments

Let's all think about this for a second. Until Wednesday of this past week, the President's Trophy-winning Washington Capitals were cruising in their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against a team that barely even made it into the postseason. All of a sudden, their opponent's goalie starts standing on his head and frustrates a Caps team...

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