Caps vs. Islanders #fancystats recap
The Caps beat the Islanders, 5-2. The Caps won the 5-on-5 shot attempt battle, 63-55. The Isles are a very good possession team, so this is impressive.
5-on-5 shot attempt chart:
-Joel Ward led the Caps with a +10 on-ice shot attempt differential
-Tom Wilson had the worst shot attempt differential at -8. He was +1 after the first period.
-John Carlson was on the ice for the most Caps shot attempts (25)
-Brooks Orpik was on the ice for the most shot attempts against (26)
-Brooks Orpik faced the toughest zone starts, starting just 14.29% of shifts in the offensive zone
-Joel Ward faced the easiest zone starts, starting 57.14% of shifts in the offensive zone
-Evgeny Kuznetsov, promoted to the second line tonight, was a +5 in on-ice shot attempts. For what it’s worth, Andre Burakovsky was also a +5
-Nate Schmidt, possession monster, update: ZS%, +4 in shot attempts