Wednesday, October 19, 2005

By The Numbers

Stats I thought were interesting for the Washington Capitals:

  • 11 - 15: Goals For - Goals Against when 5 on 5 (compare that to 5 goals for on the powerplay and 13 goals agianst on the penalty kill)
  • 4.71: Goals Against Average (30th in the League)
  • 1: Goals Agianst when down two men
  • 1.000: Winning percentage when Washington is leading after the second period by a goal
  • 3rd: Place Capitals are tied for in Shoot Outs among the 14 teams that have gone to shoot out in regular season play

The Wash Post also talked about the amount of shots the Capitals are facing, 39.3 per game. The Caps are working on mimizing the shots agianst on their days off before playing Florida tomorrow night. Olaf Kolzig had a good quote in the article:

"It's not quantity; it's quality of shots," Kolzig said. "If we can eliminate the quality shots, that's a good start ... In the loss to Atlanta at home, I faced [39] shots, but it felt like 60 because there were a lot of scoring chances. Against Tampa, they had 40 shots, but it wasn't as busy a night."

The Capitals play at the Bankatlantic Center to play the Florida Panthers tomorrow at 7 p.m.
TV Comcast Sports Net, Radio 570 AM

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