Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fun With Numbers

Just a little fun with some Caps' stats. Some of the numbers are pretty impressive, others are a bit depressing. But one thing is for sure, it's going to be fun.

7.7% - The Capitals power play efficiency which ranks them 26th in the league. It is still early in the season, but the Caps find themselves in the basement of the league in putting the puck in with the extra man. They are tied with Philadelphia before three other teams that have yet to score on the power play which are Florida, Montreal and Ottawa.

100% - That would be the Caps penalty kill which through 3 games has yet to allow a power play goal against them (knock on wood). They are one of six teams with such an honor, but the only team to have three games already under their belt.

28:20 - Mike Green's average time on ice per game which ranks him fourth in the league. Green has also accumulated the time in less average shifts per game than the 3 players ahead of him (27.3).

2 - The number of game winning goals by one Alex Ovechkin. Pretty impressive considering the Caps have only played three games thus far in the season. Ovi has 43 total game winning goals in his NHL career in the regular season. Three game winners in the playoffs.

95 - The third most shots on net faced by a NHL goaltender this year. That would be Micheal Neuvirth, who has a better goals against average and save percentage than the two ahead of him (2.62, .916).

4.00 - Average goals per game for the Washington Capitals which puts them in fourth place in the league. One team they trail are the New York Islanders, their next foe, who are averaging 5.00 goals per game through 2 games.

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