Washington Capitals Second Trimester Evaluation: 2020-21 Season

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In a “typical” season, NoVaa Caps has historically reviewed the Washington Capitals’ efficiency after every quarter. With the 2020-21 season being an abbreviated 56-game season as an alternative of the conventional 82-game season, we are going to change our tack and assessment the workforce’s efficiency at every trimester.

This assessment covers the workforce’s center 19 video games, together with the video games in opposition to the New Jersey Devils on April 2 and April 4. The primary trimester may be discovered right here.

Standings

After 38 video games, the Caps have a 25-9-4 file with 54 factors, are presently in first place Mass Mutual East Division (two factors forward of the New York Islanders and 4 factors forward of the Pittsburgh Penguins), and have a factors share of .711, which ranks first within the division. Just one different NHL workforce, the Florida Panthers, have extra, with 56 factors and lead the Uncover Central Division. Different groups with 54 standings factors embody the Colorado Avalanche (Honda West Division chief) and Tampa Bay Lightning (second within the Uncover Central).

Contained in the Numbers (Wins and Losses)

Of the Capitals’ 25 wins, 20 had been gained in regulation, three had been gained in time beyond regulation that did proceed to a shootout, and two had been gained in a shootout. They’ve misplaced 4 video games in time beyond regulation, with two of these 4 time beyond regulation losses coming in a shootout.

Breaking down numbers by month, the Caps had been 6-0-3 in January, 6-5-1 in February, 11-3-0 in March, and 2-1-0 in April up to now. They’re 13-4-2 at dwelling and 12-5-2 on the street.  They’re 13-0-4 in video games determined by one aim or much less and 5-6-0 in video games determined by three or extra targets.

Scoring

The Capitals have scored 130 targets, which is 26 greater than the NHL common of 107 targets, and have given up 115 targets, which is eight targets worse than the league common. Their Objective Differential is +15.

The “Objectives For” and “Objectives Towards” totals within the NHL.com standings board are listed as 131 and 117 provided that groups are credited with an additional “Objective For” for shootout wins and debited an additional “Objective Towards” for shootout losses. Within the case of the Capitals, they gained one shootout and misplaced two shootouts so their “Objectives For” and “Objectives Towards” totals mirror this.

Group Leaders

Objectives

  • Alex Ovechkin — 19
  • Nicklas Backstrom – 13
  • T.J. Oshie — 11
  • John Carlson, Jakub Vrana — 10

Assists

  • Nicklas Backstrom – 26
  • John Carlson — 22
  • T.J. Oshie, Justin Schultz — 16
  • Alex Ovechkin — 15

Factors

  • Nicklas Backstrom 39 (13 targets, 26 assists)
  • Alex Ovechkin – 34 (19 targets, 14 assists)
  • John Carlson – 32 (10 targets, 22 assists)
  • T.J. Oshie – 27 (11 targets, 16 assists)

Extra full workforce offensive statistics are in graphic beneath. (Click on to enlarge).

 

Normal Statistical Evaluation

Objectives 

  • Of the 130 targets scored this season, 106 had been at even-strength, 22 had been on the ability play, and two had been scored shorthanded; 4 targets had been scored on an empty-net.
  • Of the 115 targets they gave up, 91 had been at even-strength, 20 had been on the opponents’ energy play and 4 had been when the opponent was shorthanded.
  • The Capitals have scored eight empty-net targets however have but to attain when their very own web was empty. The opponents scored 4 occasions after they had an empty-net, and 6 occasions when the Caps’ web was empty.
  • The Capitals have scored 53 targets throughout 5-on-5 even power conditions whereas the opponents scored 43 targets at 5-on-5 even power.
  • The Caps have averaged 3.43 Objectives Per Recreation, which ranks tied for fourth within the league with the Edmonton Oilers, whereas their Objectives-Towards Common is 3.19, which is seventh-worst.
  • The workforce’s main goal-scorer this yr is Alex Ovechkin who has 19 targets, adopted by Nicklas Backstrom with 13 targets. T.J. Oshie has 11 targets, whereas two different gamers, Jakub Vrana and John Carlson, have 10 targets, and Tom Wilson has 9.

Analytics Statistics

  • The Capitals have taken 1,055 photographs on aim and given up 1,101 photographs. At Even-Energy, they’ve taken 846 photographs and opponents have taken 872 photographs. Their general Capturing Share is 12.1%.
  • Corsi For Share — Washington’s Corsi For Share (CF%) at even-strength is 48.96%, which ranks seventeenth within the league.
  • Fenwick For Share – The Capitals’ Fenwick For Share (FF%) at even-strength is 48.78, which ranks twentieth within the league.
  • Pictures For Share – The Capitals’ Pictures For Share (SF%) at even-strength is 49.24%, which ranks nineteenth within the league.
  • Objectives For Share – The Caps’ Objectives For Share (GF%) at even-strength is 55.49%, which ranks sixth within the league.
  • Anticipated Objectives For – The Capitals’ Anticipated Objectives For Share (xFG%) at even-strength is 50.02%, which ranks sixteenth within the league.
  • Scoring Probabilities – The Capitals’ Scoring Probability For Share (SCF%) at even-strength is 49.93%, which ranks sixteenth within the league. That they had 696 scoring possibilities and 689 scoring possibilities in opposition to.
  • PDO — Washington’s Share Pushed Final result (PDO) at even-strength is 1.025 based mostly on a shot share of 11.35% and a Save Share of  91.17, or expressed in three digits as .912.

Under is a breakout of gamers’ offensive statistics at 5-on-5 even-strength to element the targets, major, and secondary assists.

Goaltending

Rookie goaltender Vitek Vanacek has performed in 26 out of the workforce’s 38 video games this yr, beginning 25 of them. He has made 656 saves on 723 photographs for a Save Share of .907 and a Objectives-Towards Common of two.71, and has a 15-6-3 file for the yr; his 5-on-5 Save Share is .919.

Second-year netminder Ilya Samsonov has performed in 13 video games, beginning 12 of them. He has made 301 saves on 340 photographs for a Save Share of .896 and a Objectives-Towards Common of two.87; his 5-on-5 Save Share is .899.

Craig Anderson has made one begin this season up to now.

The Capitals’ goaltenders as an entire have made 986 saves on 1,093 photographs for a Save Share of .902.

Particular Groups

For the season, the Capitals have scored 23 energy play targets on 94 energy play alternatives, for a conversion price of 24.5%, which presently ranks seventh within the league.

The Caps’ Penalty Kill share is 82.6%, as they’ve killed 95 penalties of 115 alternatives, which ranks ninth out of 31 groups. They offer the opposite workforce a mean of three.02 energy performs a recreation and quit a mean of 0.53 energy play targets per recreation. The Capitals have scored two shorthanded targets and given up 4 shorthanded targets this yr.

Milestones Achieved

  • John Carlson tied Scott Stevens (66) for many profession multi-assist video games in opposition to the New Jersey Devils on the street on 2/27/2021.
  • Alex Ovechkin tied Mike Modano (489) for twenty seventh place in energy play factors in opposition to the New Jersey Devils on the street on 2/28/2021.
  • Justin Schultz performed in his five hundredth profession video games in opposition to the Boston Bruins on the street on 3/3/2021.
  • Nicklas Backstrom earned his 700th profession help in opposition to the Boston Bruins on the street on 3/5/2021
  • Nick Jensen performed in his three hundredth profession recreation in opposition to the New Jersey Devils at dwelling on 3/9/2021
  • John Carlson recorded an help on 3/9/2021 in opposition to the New Jersey Devils and recorded an help on 3/16/2021 in opposition to the New York Islanders to move Calle Johansson (257)  for ninth place in franchise historical past for Factors recorded at dwelling.
  • John Carlson recorded five hundredth profession level in opposition to the Philadelphia Flyers on the street on 3/11/2021
  • John Carlson scored a aim in opposition to the Flyers on 3/11/2021 and recorded two assists on 3/13/2021 to tie and move Mike Ridley (243) for seventh place in franchise historical past for factors on the street
  • John Carlson tied Sergei Gonchar (187) in energy play factors for Capitals gamers on 3/13/2021 on the street in opposition to the Philadelphia Flyers and handed Gonchar in energy play factors at dwelling in opposition to the New York Islanders on 3/16/2021.
  • Alex Ovechkin handed Jaromir Jagr (5,637 photographs) for the second-most photographs in NHL historical past in opposition to the Philadelphia Flyers on the street on 3/13/2021
  • Nicklas Backstrom handed Calle Johansson (983) for the second-most video games performed in franchise historical past in opposition to the Buffalo Sabres on the street on 3/15/2021
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov recorded his four-hundredth profession level in opposition to the Buffalo Sabres on the street on 3/15/2021. Kuznetsov grew to become the 18th participant in franchise historical past to achieve the 400-point mark and the seventh participant in franchise historical past to achieve the mark earlier than his five hundredth recreation, reaching it in his 497th video games
  • Alex Ovechkin tied Esposito for sixth place in all-time Objectives Scored in opposition to the Buffalo Sabres on the street on 3/15/2021
  • Alex Ovechkin recorded his 1,three hundredth profession level and handed Phil Esposito (717) for sixth place in profession targets at dwelling in opposition to the New York Islanders on 3/16/2021
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov handed Kevin Hatcher (277) for thirteenth place on the Capitals’ All-Time Assists at dwelling in opposition to the New York Islanders on 3/16/2021
  • John Carlson handed Mike Gartner (392) for the fourth-most assists in franchise historical past at dwelling in opposition to the New York Rangers on 3/19/2021
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov and Richard Panik performed of their 500th profession recreation on 3/20/2021 at dwelling in opposition to the New York Rangers on 3/20/2021
  • Alex Ovechkin recorded his 453rd profession even-strength aim at dwelling in opposition to New Jersey Devils on 3/25/2021 which allowed him to strikes him previous Mark Messier for seventh in NHL historical past.
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov tied Bobby Carpenter for sixteenth on the Caps’ Recreation-winning aim checklist (22) with a game-winner at dwelling in opposition to New Jersey on 3/25/2021
  • Alex Ovechkin scored his 132nd game-tying aim on 3/25/2021 in opposition to the New Jersey Devils at dwelling, tying Joe Sakic for third place in NHL historical past. The one two gamers with extra: Wayne Gretzky (139) and Dave Andreychuk (137).
  • Alex Ovechkin grew to become the primary participant in Capitals historical past to file at the least 400 even-strength factors as he scored a aim and recorded an help at dwelling in opposition to the New Jersey Devils on 3/25/2021.
  • Alex Ovechkin recorded his 148th profession multi-goal recreation and handed Gordie Howe (147) for sole possession of fourth place on the NHL’s all-time checklist at dwelling in opposition to the New Jersey Devils on 3/25/2021.
  • Brenden Dillon recorded his a hundredth profession help at dwelling in opposition to the New Jersey Devils on 3/25/2021
  • Alex Ovechkin scored the sport’s first aim for the 124th time in his profession, behind solely Jaromir Jagr (135), Brett Hull (131) and Gordie Howe (127) for probably the most in NHL historical past at dwelling in opposition to the New Jersey Devils on 3/26/2021.
  • Alex Ovechkin recorded his 810th profession even-strength level, tying Brendan Shanahan for the fourth-most amongst left wingers in NHL historical past behind solely Johnny Bucyk (922), Luc Robitaille (881) & Bobby Hull (817) at dwelling in opposition to the New Jersey Devils on 3/26/2021
  • Garnet Hathaway performed in his 100th recreation with the Capitals at dwelling in opposition to the New York Rangers on 3/28/2021
  • John Carlson recorded the 113rd and 114th targets of his profession, permitting him to tie after which move Calle Johansson (113) and Mike Inexperienced (113) for many targets scored by a Capitals defenseman on the street in opposition to the New York Islanders on 4/1/2021
  • Alex Ovechkin scored his 265th energy play aim, which tied Brett Hull (265) for the second most energy play targets in NHL historical past, on the street in opposition to the New Jersey Devils on 4/4/2021
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov scored his 23rd game-winning aim which tied Bobby Gould and Steve Konowalchuk for 14th place in game-winning targets on the street in opposition to the New Jersey Devils on 4/4/2021
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov recorded his 116th energy play level to tie Bobby Carpenter (116) for twentieth in workforce historical past on the street in opposition to the New Jersey Devils on 4/4/2021

Milestones in Sight

  • Alex Ovechkin – With two game-winning targets on dwelling ice, Ovechkin would tie Gordie Howe for third all-time in game-winning targets scored at dwelling.
  • Alex Ovechkin — Three game-winning targets away from tying Phil Esposito for third all-time in game-winners (118).
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov – One time beyond regulation aim wanted to tie Nicklas Backstrom and Mike Inexperienced (eight targets) for second on the Capitals’ All-Time checklist and one time beyond regulation aim wanted to move each Backstrom and Inexperienced for second all-time on the Caps’ checklist.
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov – Two shootout targets wanted to turn out to be the third Capital with 20 in his profession (Ovechkin: 34; Backstrom: 27).
  • Nicklas Backstrom – Three assists shy of passing Daniel Alfredsson (713) for the fourth-most assists by a Swedish-born participant in NHL historical past
  • John Carlson – 5 assists shy of 400 profession assists
  • John Carlson – Two game-winning targets wanted to tie Michal Pivonka (27) for tenth on the Caps’ all-time checklist.
  • Brenden Dillon  — One help shy of 100 in his NHL profession.
  • Zdeno Chara — One aim to tie Larry Robinson (208) for twenty second on the all-time aim scoring checklist amongst defensemen.
  • With one game-winning aim, Chara would tie Larry Murphy and Mathieu Schneider for twelfth on the all-time checklist amongst defensemen. With two, he would tie Kevin Hatcher for thirteenth.

Accidents/Sickness

T.J Oshie – 2/7 (1 recreation)
Jakub Vrana – 2/7 (1 recreation)
Justin Schultz – 1/30-2/7 (4 video games)
Evgeny Kuznetsov – 1/22-2/7, 2/27-2/28 (10 video games)
Ilya Samsonov – 1/22-2/7 (8 video games)
Connor Sheary – 2/4 (1 recreation)
Lars Eller – 1/28-2/4, 3/15-3/28  (11 video games)
Dmitry Orlov – 1/22-1/28,  (4 video games)
Alex Ovechkin – 1/22-1/28 (4 video games)
Tom Wilson – 1/24 – 1/26 (2 video games)

By Diane Doyle

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Statistics obtained from Nationwide Stat Trick, Hockey Reference, Quanthockey, and NHL.com.

By Diane Doyle



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