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numbers for the next morning

numbers for the next morning

The Washington Capitals bounced back from a very poor loss to the Arizona Coyotes with a The end of the losing streak was won 5-4 by the Edmonton Oilers.

Was that a fun hockey game to watch or what? More of this please.

  • The Caps played very well for the first forty minutes against the Oilers and ultimately it was those first two periods that earned them the two points at the end of regulation. Before the third started, the Chiefs five-on-five outscored Edmonton’s attempts 40 to 27, outscored field goals 19 to 16, and outshot the danger 8 to 3. No easy task against a team with Connor McDavid who is probably a literal alien playing hockey.
  • McDavid played more than 22 minutes as the Oilers tried to rally from trailing for most of regulation. Scored one goal, assisted on another, recorded seven individual shot attempts, five individual scoring chances and four individual high-danger chances. It’s a threat. An absolute threat.
  • Not to be despised, Alex Ovechkin of couse appeared on a Canadian national television show. With his two-point night, Ovi now has 399 career multi-point games. Seve 788th career goal it came against the 163rd different goaltender he has scored against in his career.
  • The Caps’ power play was on display, converting four times on five occasions. One of the main reasons for this was the good play of the defense Erik Gustafsson like the quarterback at the point. He tallied three assists, giving him three career games of that variety. PR caps he says is the first Capital to record three power-play assists in a game since Marcus Johansson did it on March 28, 2017 at Minnesota.
  • Dylan Strome i Yevgeny Kuznetsov both had great personal nights. Strome he had three points while Kuznetsov he left his first two goals of the season and added two assists on top of that.
  • Tuesday also saw the Capitals debut Nicolas Aube-Kubel and a season debut for Lucas Johansen. I thought they both looked good. Aube-Kubel, in particular, blasted Evander Kane with a big hit and played 8:54 of five-on-five ice time with the team’s third line, which was their best line on the night (72.2 CF%).

Numbers thanks to Hockey-reference.com i NaturalStatTrick.com.





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