Caps at Hurricanes #fancystats recap

In an incredibly boring game, against one of the worst teams in the league, the Caps edged out the Hurricanes, 2-1 on a late goal by Eric Fehr. Jay Beagle had the other Caps goal. Some guy named Alex Semin scored for the Canes. It was his first goal of the season, so he must not be very good. He also had a penalty, so he’s probably a goon,

The Caps the 5-on-5 shot attempt battle, 58-54

5-on-5 shot attempt chart:


-Joel Ward led the Caps with a +7 on-ice shot attempt differential. Tom Wilson was second with a +5.

-Jay Beagle had the worst shot attempt differential at -8. Brooks Orpik was next at -4.

-Matt Niskanen was on the ice for the most Caps shot attempts (25).

-Brooks Orpik was on the ice for the most shot attempts against (27).

-Matt Niskanen and Karl Alzner faced the toughest zone starts, starting just 35.29% of shifts in the offensive zone

-Nate Schmidt and Jack Hillen faced the easiest zone starts, starting 71.43% of shifts in the offensive zone

-Nate Schmidt, possession monster, update: 71.43 ZS% +2 in shot attempts

All stats from War on Ice

About Pat Holden

Pat writes regularly about hockey on Brooks Laichyear and Russian Machine Never Breaks. His work has also appeared on and The Washington Post. You can follow him on Twitter at

Posted on December 4, 2014, in #fancystats recap. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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