Caps at Blue Jackets #fancystats (and beyond) Recap

The Caps beat the Jackets 5-4 in OT. The Caps had the better of the even strength shot attempt battle, 49-31

Even strength shot attempt chart:


-Ovechkin led the Caps with a +18 on-ice shot attempt differential

-Fehr had the worst shot attempt differential at -4

-Ovechkin was on the ice for the most Caps shot attempts (24)

-Niskanen was on the ice for the most shot attempts against (13)

-Green and Schmidt faced the toughest zone starts, starting 0% of shifts in the offensive zone (MORE ON THIS BELOW!!!)

-Brouwer and Wilson faced the easiest zone starts, starting 100% of shifts in the offensive zone

-Nate Schmidt, possession monster, update: 0% ZS% +6 in shot attempts

ATTENTION: Nate Schmidt and Mike Green started 0% (Z-E-R-O) of shifts in the offensive zone and were +6 and +8, respectively, in on-ice shot attempt differential


-Mike Green was brilliant on the game tying goal. He broke up a scoring chance in the Caps zone and, in the blink of an eye, was off to the races. He then rushed it end to end and his pass banked in off of Brouwer’s skate. NBD. Re-sign that guy

-Green’s assist on the game winner was okay, too.

-The fact that the Blue Jackets didn’t score during Carlson’s penalty in the 2nd period doesn’t make the penalty any less stupid

-Great first period by the Caps. The first line kicked it off with a dominant shift, much like they did in Tampa last week

-Since when does Karl Alzner activate aggressively and score goals?

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Posted on December 18, 2014, in #fancystats recap. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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