Sabres At Capitals: Second Period Advanced Stats

The Capitals took their first lead of the game early in the second period with a goal from Nic Dowd (2) at 4:14 of the middle frame, making it 2-1. Jakub Vrana (2) and John Carlson (3) had the helpers. Dylan Cozems (1) tied the game for the Sabres at 10:43 of the second period. It was Cozen’s first career NHL goal. Jakub Vrana (3) would restore the Capitals lead with a tally at 13:07 of the second period, making it 3-2. Zdeno Chara had the lone assist, his first point as a Capital. But the Sabres would answer just 42 seconds later with a goal from Riley Sheahan (1) at 13:49. The second period would conclude with the game tied 3-3. Here are the stats for the period:

SCORING
Dowd goal:

Cozens goal:

Vrana goal:

Sheahan goal:

SHOTS
The Sabres began to control the possession late the middle frame. The Sabres led in shot attempts 26-13 and led in shots on goal 14-11 for the second period. The Sabres led in shot attempts 40-31 after two periods. Shots on goal were tied 21-21. (Stats by Natural Stat Trick)

EXPECTED GOALS
Stats by MoneyPuck.com

Players

STATS

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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