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:

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-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

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Pat writes regularly about hockey on Brooks Laichyear and Russian Machine Never Breaks. His work has also appeared on ESPN.com and The Washington Post. You can follow him on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/pfholden

Posted on November 28, 2014, in #fancystats recap, Washington Capitals and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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