Caps at Devils #fancystats recap

The Caps beat the Devils 4-1. The Caps lost the 5-on-5 shot attempt battle, 55-33. You can see in the chart below that much of the difference was in the third period, where the Devils won the shot attempt battle 23-3.

5-on-5 shot attempt chart:

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-Michael Latta and Joel Ward led the Caps with a +1 on-ice shot attempt differential. The only other player who wasn’t a negative was Jay Beagle, an even 0.

-Brooks Orpik had the worst shot attempt differential at -16.

-Matt Niskanen was on the ice for the most Caps shot attempts (16).

-Brooks Orpik was on the ice for the most shot attempts against (26).

-Nicklas Backstrom faced the toughest zone starts, starting just 20% of shifts in the offensive zone

-Beagle, Michael Latta, and Evgeny Kuznetsov faced the easiest zone starts, starting 66.67% of shifts in the offensive zone

-Nate Schmidt, possession monster, update: 40% ZS -3 in shot attempts.

A tweets that was spot on:

 

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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 December 6, 2014, in #fancystats recap. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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