Caps vs. Coyotes #fancystats recap
The Caps beat the Coyotes, 2-1 and are now 8-7-3. The Caps lost the 5-on-5 shot attempt battle, 29-32.
5-on-5 shot attempt chart:
-Troy Brouwer led the Caps with a +7 on-ice shot attempt differential
-Alex Ovechkin and Tom Wilson had the worst shot attempt differential at -8
-Brooks Orpik and John Carlson were on the ice for the most Caps shot attempts (15).
-John Carlson was on the ice for the most shot attempts against (17).
-Wilson faced the toughest zone starts, starting just 16.67% of shifts in the offensive zone. A further note on zone starts: It was just one game, so maybe an aberration, but what the heck is up with the first line deployment? Toughest zone starts on the team. Wilson at 16.67%, Ovi 28.57%, Backstrom 33.33%. No one else was below 57.14%. 8 Caps players were 80%+ zone starts. I don’t get that at all.
-Andre Burakovsky, Troy Brouwer, and Marcus Johansson faced the easiest zone starts, starting 87.50% of shifts in the offensive zone
-Nate Schmidt, possession monster, update: 80% of shifts started in the offensive zone, even 0 in shot attempt differential.