Caps vs. Sabres #fancystats recap
The Caps lost to the FREAKING SABRES, 2-1. The Caps the 5-on-5 shot attempt battle, 67-39, which is really good. They essentially got Halak’d tonight. Seriously, look at the shot attempt chart.
5-on-5 shot attempt chart:
-If that isn’t enough #suck for you, the very fancy Mike Green got hurt tonight and didn’t return.
-Tom Wilson led the Caps with a FREAKING +26 on-ice shot attempt differential
-Jason Chimera and Joel Ward had the worst shot attempt differential at -3, somehow managing to lose the shot-attempt battle when they were on the ice. Impressive.
-Tom Wilson was on the ice for the most Caps shot attempts (34).
-John Carlson was on the ice for the most shot attempts against (18). But he was a +15 for the game.
-Ward and Chimera faced the toughest zone starts, starting just 27.77% of shifts in the offensive zone, which can partially explain their shot attempt differential. Bot come on, it’s the FREAKING SABRES.
-Wilson and Alex Ovechkin faced the easiest zone starts, starting 84.62% of shifts in the offensive zone
-Nate Schmidt, possession monster, update: Started 61,54 of shifts in the offensive zone, an even 0 in on-ice shot attempts