Caps at Flyers Recap: One Point is Better Than None
The Caps played poorly but still gained a point in overtime, with the Flyers winning by a score of 3-2. Caps goals were scored by Alex Ovechkin (21) and Nicklas Backstrom (13). The Flyers had the better of even-strength shot attemps, 55-47. The chart below shows shot attempts, adjusting for score states. As you can see, the Flyers had the better of shot attempts, when adjusting for score.
Even strength #fancystats
-Niskanen led the Caps with a +8 on-ice shot attempt differential
-Carlson had the worst shot attempt differential at -20
-Niskanen was on the ice for the most Caps shot attempts (21)
-Carlson was on the ice for the most shot attempts against (36)
-Green, Chimera, and Wilson faced the easiest zone starts, starting 100% of shifts in the offensive zone
-Johansson, Brouwer, and Kuznetsov faced the toughest zone starts, starting just 20% of shifts in the offensive zone
-Nate Schmidt, possession monster, update: HE HATH BEEN FREED. Schmidt posted a +5 shot differential and started 75% of his shifts in the offensive zone.
-Ovi kicked off scoring with a power-play goal, his 21st tally of the season.
-You know who else (almost) scored a goal? Karl Alzner. He and Jay Beagle have set career highs in goals. Do with that information what you will–Pat makes a good argument that Alzner is very tradeable.
-On the flip side, Sean Courtier’s goal was pretty bad for all parties involved, except for Sean Courtier.
-Braden Holtby has made 23 appearances. In a row. This sets a franchise record.
Thanks to hockeystats.ca for the stats.