Caps at Penguins Recap: Fehr Scores, Ovechkin Shoots, Burakovsky Sits

The Caps beat the Pens, 3-0. The Caps won the even strength shot attempt battle, 46-39.

Even Strength shot attempt chart:


Even strength #fancystats

-Matt Niskanen led the Caps with a +11 on-ice shot attempt differential

-Andre Burakovsky had the worst shot attempt differential at -6, three of which came on one shift.

-Alex Ovechkin had the most individual shot attempts with 8. If you look at all situations, instead of just even strength, he had 17 shot attempts. Next closest Caps player was Johansson with 5. No Pens player had more than 7.

-Niskanen was on the ice for the most Caps shot attempts (22).

-John Carlson was on the ice for the most shot attempts against (17).

-Brooks Orpik faced the toughest zone starts, starting just 24% of shifts in the offensive zone

-Jack Hillen and Burakovsky faced the easiest zone starts, starting 100% of shifts in the offensive zone

-Nate Schmidt, possession monster, update: 😦 😦 😦 #FreeNate


-Both of Fehr’s goals were examples of crisp, perfect execution. Or the total opposite. Good things happen when you go to the net.

-Braden Holtby was excellent. When he’s not busy being excellent on the ice, he’s busy being adorable off the ice, apparently.

-The first line drew four penalties tonight.

-Jay Beagle’s 11:37 of 5v5 ice time was 6th among all Caps forward. He spent extended periods of the game on the first line. Okay.

-Andre Burakovsky skated 5:23 of 5v5 time, last on the team. Closest to him was Michael Latta at 6:54.

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