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:
-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: