Caps vs. #Lightning #fancystats Recap

The Caps beat the Lightning 4-2. The Lightning had more 5v5 shot attempts than the Caps by a margin of 48-31. As you can see below, much of this happened after the Caps went up 3-0.

5v5 shot attempt chart:


-Nick Backstrom, Alex Ovechkin, and John Carlson had the best on-ice shot attempt differential at +2

-Matt Niskanen had the worst on-ice shot attempt differential at -20 (WHAT)

-Eric Fehr had the most individual shot attempts with 5

-Backstrom, in addition to having a hat trick, also drew 2 penalties

-Niskanen started the most shifts in the defensive zone (8). He started 4 in the offensive zone

-Mike Green and Nate Schmidt both started a team-high 5 shifts in the offensive zone. Schmidt started 5 in the defensive zone, while Green started 6 there.

Nate Schmidt, possession monster, was a -3 in on-ice shot attempts. He had one individual shot attempt.

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Posted on December 13, 2014, in #fancystats recap. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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