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.

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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.

Non-fancy stuff

-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 for the stats.

About Margaret Stuart

Maryland native and Caps blogger. Twitter: @mpstuart16

Posted on January 8, 2015, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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