Capitals And Penguins Tied 2-2: Second Period Stats

The Capitals tied the game early in the middle frame with a goal from Richard Panik (2) at 4:38. Zdeno Chara (4) and John Carlson (10) had the helpers. The Capitals would grab their first lead with a tally from Conor Sheary (5) at 13:18 of the middle frame. Evgeny Kuznetsov (4) had the lone assist. But the Penguins would quickly answer just 22 seconds later with a goal from Jake Guentzel at 13:40 of the second period, tyiing the game 2-2.



Richard Panik goal:

Conor Sheary goal:

Jake Guentzel goal:

(Stats from

(Stats from Natural Stat Trick) – The Penguins led in 5-on-5 shot attempts 22-16 for the middle frame and 42-31 after 40 minutes. They led in shots on goal 18-9 for the second period and 30-15 after two periods. The Penguins led in scoring chances 13-9 for the second period and 21-18 after two periods.

(Stats from – The Penguins led in expected goals 2.5 to 1.44 after two periods. Penguins led 62.67% to 37.33% xGF% after two periods.

While their record says the team was fairly successful in January, taking home at least a point in each of the nine games, and says that February has been much the opposite, losing the first four games of the month, key statistics for the Washington Capitals over the month of February have shown solid improvement. This is also evident in the advanced shot metrics from the previous four Penguins games. [Click to enlarge]

The following graph charts the save percentage (SV%) and goals against average (GAA) for all NHL goaltenders with a minimum of 300 minutes (5 games) played so far this season. [Click to enlarge]

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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