Capitals Insider: Power play


Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 03/30/2014

Five thoughts on Capitals’ 4-2 loss to Boston

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ loss to the Bruins.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:55 AM ET, 03/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Bruins, Five thoughts, Jason Chimera, Power play

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 03/19/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 3-2 win over the Ducks

Washington started strong and stayed strong against Anaheim.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:00 AM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Ducks, Dustin Penner, Five thoughts, Joel Ward, John Carlson, Penalty Kill, Power play

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 02/05/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ loss to the Islanders

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ loss to the Islanders Tuesday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:50 AM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Isles, Dmitry Orlov, Five thoughts, Metropolitan Division, Power play, Tyson Strachan

Posted at 08:05 AM ET, 01/29/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 5-4 overtime win in Buffalo

Notes and observations from the win in Buffalo.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:05 AM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Sabres, Five thoughts, Mike Green, Power play, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 11:35 PM ET, 01/10/2014

Joel Ward’s game-winning goal against Toronto

The veteran winger scores his 13th goal of the season with his mom in the stands.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:35 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Leafs, Joel Ward, Power play

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 12/21/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-2 win in Carolina

Notes and observations from the Capitals win over Carolina.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:57 AM ET, 12/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Canes, Five thoughts, Injuries, Joel Ward, Marcus Johansson, Nicklas Backstrom, Philipp Grubauer, Power play

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 11/24/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 2-1 shootout loss in Toronto

Notes and observations from Washington’s loss Saturday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:32 PM ET, 11/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Leafs, Five thoughts, John Carlson, Nicklas Backstrom, Power play

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 11/16/2013

Who has the league’s best power play?

While the Blues and Capitals top the leaderboard, the San Jose Sharks, currently eighth in efficiency (21.1 percent), have the league’s best and most potent power play.

By Neil Greenberg  |  12:03 PM ET, 11/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Power play, Statistical analysis

Posted at 06:35 AM ET, 11/11/2013

Capitals need to correct familiar problems

Allowing a quick goal against after scoring themselves and the inability to convert 5-on-3 cost the Capitals once again.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:35 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Avs, Power play, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 11/10/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-3 shootout loss in Phoenix

Notes and observations from the 4-3 shootout loss to the Coyotes.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:16 PM ET, 11/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Coyotes, Five thoughts, John Carlson, Karl Alzner, Penalty Kill, Power play, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 01:37 AM ET, 11/10/2013

Capitals squander lead, late power-play chances fall in shootout to Coyotes

The Capitals weren’t without opportunities to put the

By Katie Carrera  |  01:37 AM ET, 11/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Coyotes, Power play

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 10/14/2013

Did Colorado offer blueprint to stop Washington’s power play?

Since starting this season 7-for-12 on the power play in their first three games, the Capitals are 0-for-7 with just seven shots.

By Neil Greenberg  |  11:12 AM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Power play, Statistical analysis

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 05/04/2013

Capitals stress patience when facing Rangers' penalty kill

The Rangers' aggressive penalty kill can force even the NHL's most effective power play in the regular season to tweak its strategy slightly.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:17 AM ET, 05/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Caps-Rangers, Eastern Conference quarterfinals, Mike Green, Mike Ribeiro, Nicklas Backstrom, Playoffs, Power play, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 05/01/2013

The Rangers are wary of Washington's potent power play

The Rangers are hopeful they can slow down Washington's league-leading power play.

By Mark Giannotto  |  02:07 PM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Rangers, Power play

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 03/22/2013

The problem with the Capitals' power play

Despite its success and improvement, is the Washington power play too one-dimensional?

By Neil Greenberg  |  12:25 PM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Power play, Statistical analysis

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 03/21/2013

Capitals reinforce power-play details before taking on Jets

The power play has been a source of strength for the Capitals this year, but the unit hasn't been quite as consistent over the past 10 games. So Coach Adam Oates put the Capitals through power play drills to reinforce the group's reads.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:10 AM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Marcus Johansson, Nicklas Backstrom, Power play, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 02/15/2013

One-timers: Power play, third line come up big again for Caps

Notes and analysis from the Capitals' win over Tampa Bay.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:22 AM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Lightning, Eric Fehr, Joel Ward, Mathieu Perreault, One timers, Power play

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 02/04/2013

Caps hope remedying special-teams issues will lead to more wins

Coach Adam Oates wanted the last-place Capitals to feel a keep-your-head-up sensation during Monday morning's film review.

By Mark Giannotto  |  04:53 PM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Penalty Kill, Power play, Special teams

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 01/26/2013

One-timers: Lackluster special teams, abundance of penalties troublesome for Caps

Notes and analysis from the Capitals 3-2 overtime loss to the Devils.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:56 AM ET, 01/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Devils, Line combinations, One timers, penalties, Power play