Caps vs. Avalanche #fancystats recap
The Caps the Avalanche, 3-2 and are now 9-7-3. The 5-on-5 shot attempt battle ended tied, 46-46. The Abs are a weak possession team but absolutely owned the puck in the third to go 50% in the Corsis. The caps got the win but, in the long term, they will need better possession numbers against weak possession teams.
5-on-5 shot attempt chart:
-Tom Wilson, Nick Backstrom, and John Carlson led the Caps with a +6 on-ice shot attempt differential
-Nate Schmidt had the worst shot attempt differential at -14.
-John Carlson was on the ice for the most Caps shot attempts (22).
-Jay Beagle and Nate Schmidt were on the ice for the most shot attempts against (18).
-The 4th line (Kuznetsov, Latta, and Fehr) faced the easiest zone starts, starting 100% of shifts in the offensive zone
-The first line (Backstrom, Ovechkin, and Wilson faced the toughest zone starts, starting 58.33 % of shifts in the offensive zone. This is the second straight game that line has faced the toughest zone starts.
-Nate Schmidt, possession monster, update: 75% ZS, -14 in shot attempts. Tough night. He was directly involved in both Avs goals, too.
All stats from War-on-ice.com