Sabres At Capitals: First Period Advanced Stats

The Capitals and Sabres are tied 1-1 after the first 20 minutes of play. The Sabres struck first with a score from Eric Stall at 12:33. Nicklas Backstrom had the tally for Washington at 16:18, with Tom Wilson recording the lone assist. Here are the Advanced Statistics for the first period.

Staal Goal:

Backstrom Goal:

The Capitals led in overall shot attempts 17- 14 and led 11-7 in shots on goal for the opening frame.

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By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His passion for the Caps has grown over the decades, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and community organizer, and most recently led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering at Old Dominion University, and is a Systems Engineer during intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals habit.
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