Game 3: Capitals Lead Bruins, 2-1: Second Period ReCap

The Capitals finally broke the ice with a power play goal from Alex Ovechkin at 8:21 of the second period, but the Bruins would tie it up just 56 seconds later with a goal from Taylor Hall. Nic Dowd would score at the end of the period for a 2-1 Caps lead at the second intermission .



Ovechkin Goal

Hall Goal

Dowd Goal

Note to self – punching is now allowed.


(Stats from – The face-off battle remains close, a vast improvement for the Capitals.


(Stats from Natural Stat Trick) – The Capitals led in 5v5 shot attempts 17-15 in the second period, with the Bruins leading 23-19 after two periods. The Capitals led in scoring chances 10-9 in the second period. The Capitals led in high-danger chances 7-1 in the second period.


(Stats from The Capitals gained the lead in expected goals in the second period, 2.34 to 2.22.


The following graph plots the shot attempts percentage and high-danger shot attempt percentages of the first two games of the Capitals-Bruins series. The Capitals have improved greatly so far in Game 3.

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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