Old Friends, New Rivalries; Washington Capitals vs New York Islanders

RecordGoaltenderGAA / SV%Washington Capitals3-0-3Vitek Vanecek2.77 / .938New York Islanders3-2-0Semyon Varlamov0.33 / .988Predicted Goaltenders Finally, the Washington Capitals play a New York team that isn’t the Sabres. But it is Barry Trotz and the Islanders, who are 3-2-0 through five games, and have absolutely decimated the Capitals over the last couple years. Washington has just one … Continue reading Old Friends, New Rivalries; Washington Capitals vs New York Islanders

Sabres Silence Caps with a 4-3 Win in 2nd Straight Shootout

RecordGoaltenderGAA / SV%Washington Capitals3-0-3Vitek Vanecek2.77 / .938Buffalo Sabres2-3-1Linus Ullmark2.77 / .903 TLDR: Goals from Schultz, Oshie, and Backstrom force 4th consecutive overtime game, but Caps lose by a score of 4-3 in the shootout. Vanecek stops 46 of 49 shots, escape with one point in the standings.   For the 4th time in 10 days, … Continue reading Sabres Silence Caps with a 4-3 Win in 2nd Straight Shootout

*UPDATED* Building Blocks; Washington Capitals vs Buffalo Sabres

 RecordGoaltenderGAA / SV%Washington Capitals3-0-2Vitek Vanecek 2.81 / .889Buffalo Sabres1-3-1Linus Ullmark 2.77 / .906Predicted Goaltenders The Washington Capitals are hoping to take down the Sabres again for the 4th time in four matches on Sunday afternoon, just hours before the Buffalo Bills play Kansas City for a chance to play in the Super Bowl. The Caps have beaten … Continue reading *UPDATED* Building Blocks; Washington Capitals vs Buffalo Sabres

Capitals’ Carlson Stuns Sabres to Spur Vanecek to 1st NHL Shootout Win

 RecordGoaltenderGAA / SV%Washington Capitals3-0-2Vitek Vanecek 2.81 / .889Buffalo Sabres1-3-1Linus Ullmark 2.77 / .906 TLDR; Next-man up mentality pays off as the Capitals win their home-opener, and Vanecek tallies first NHL shootout win. Backstrom, Dowd, and Vrana all score in regulation, Carlson beats Ullmark in the shootout to mark 3rd straight win over the Sabres, by a score … Continue reading Capitals’ Carlson Stuns Sabres to Spur Vanecek to 1st NHL Shootout Win

Homestand; Washington Capitals vs Buffalo Sabres

 RecordGoaltenderGAA / SV%Washington Capitals2-0-1Vitek Vanecek3.36 / .868Buffalo Sabres1-2-0Linus Ullmark2.07 / .905Predicted Goaltenders The Washington Capitals are looking to kick off a six-game homestand with a win against the Buffalo Sabres. This will be the 3rd of eight games against the Sabres, and Washington already took the first two, in back-to-back wins. The Capitals, however, dropped … Continue reading Homestand; Washington Capitals vs Buffalo Sabres

Momentum Swings; Washington Capitals vs Pittsburgh Penguins

 RecordGoaltenderGAA / SV%Washington Capitals2-0-1Vitek Vanecek1.00 / .968Pittsburgh Penguins1-2-0Casey DeSmith2.12/ .889Predicted Goaltenders After dropping their first game of eight against the Pittsburgh Penguins in a shootout, the Washington Capitals are looking to add to their five of six possible points through three games as they take on Pittsburgh once again to close out their four-game road … Continue reading Momentum Swings; Washington Capitals vs Pittsburgh Penguins

Capitals Succumb to Pens in 4-3 Shootout Loss in the Steel City

 RecordGoaltenderGAA / SV%Washington Capitals2-0-1Ilya Samsonov2.77 / .889Pittsburgh Penguins1-2-0Casey DeSmith2.77 / .870 TLDR: In a game of trading chances, Alex Ovechkin scores his first of the season and the Capitals keep Crosby off the score sheet, but ultimately fall in the shootout to drop their third game, 4-3. It has been 316 days since the Capitals … Continue reading Capitals Succumb to Pens in 4-3 Shootout Loss in the Steel City

Rivalry in the ‘Burgh; Washington Capitals vs Pittsburgh Penguins

 2020-21 RecordGoaltenderGAA / SV%Washington Capitals2-0-0Ilya Samsonov4.00 / .846Pittsburgh Penguins0-2-0Casey DeSmith1.25 / .923Predicted Goaltenders The Washington Capitals kicked off their 2020-21 campaign with back-to-back wins in Buffalo to get a 2-0-0 jump-start. Now, they’re hoping to write the same story in Pittsburgh. The Capitals were looking to defeat the Sabres for a second time in two … Continue reading Rivalry in the ‘Burgh; Washington Capitals vs Pittsburgh Penguins

Buffalo Back-To-Backs; Washington Capitals vs Buffalo Sabres

 2020-21 RecordGoaltenderGAA / SV%Washington Capitals1-0-0Vitek Vanecek2.26 / .917 (AHL)Buffalo Sabres0-1-0Linus Ullmark2.69 / .915 The Capitals, now considered the underdogs of the division, were looking for their first win of the season as they opened up their abbreviated 56-game campaign on the road. Would Zdeno Chara pick a fight? Would Alex Ovechkin score the Caps’ first … Continue reading Buffalo Back-To-Backs; Washington Capitals vs Buffalo Sabres

Winning Big in Buffalo; Washington Capitals vs Buffalo Sabres

 2019-20 RecordGoaltenderGAA / SV% (2019-20)Washington Capitals41-20-8Ilya Samsonov2.55 / .913Buffalo Sabres30-31-8Carter Hutton3-18 / .898Predicted Goaltenders The 2020-21 NHL Season has arrived. It sounds weird, since none of the 56 games will be played in 2020, but for the sake of awards and record-keeping, we’re including 2020 in the name. The last time the Capitals and Sabres … Continue reading Winning Big in Buffalo; Washington Capitals vs Buffalo Sabres