Tag Archives: Caps Shots Per Game

Finishing Form: The Leading Indicator Of The Capitals Lack Of Success In The 2022-23 Season

At the start of the 2022-23 season, there was plenty of optimism regarding the Capitals’ roster, especially with the additions of Dylan Strome, Connor Brown, Darcy Kuemper, and Charlie Lindgren. The Caps expected to be without Tom Wilson and franchise … Continue reading

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What’s Up With The Steady Decline In The Capitals Shot Differential?

Al Davis once famously stated back in the day, “Just win, baby!” And while the motto will always hold true in the sports universe, there are times when a win can be deflated a bit by the underlying performance of the … Continue reading

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Quantity Over Quality? Are The Capitals Generating More Shots On Goal Than Last Season?

One of the key facets of Coach Peter Laviolette’s offensive strategy is generating a large quantity of shots on goal, rather than focusing on the quality of chances. This concept is opposite of what previous head coaches Barry Trotz and … Continue reading

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What Went Wrong: Why Did the Capitals Suffer a First-Round Stumble Versus the Carolina Hurricanes?

In round 1, the Washington Capitals were upset by the youthful Carolina Hurricanes. Continue reading

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Stars at Capitals – Inside the Numbers: Lipstick on a Pig

Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images The Capitals turned in another spotty effort against the Stars on Saturday night. The game was marred by numerous defensive blunders, some leading directly to goals. Despite the disjointed effort, the Caps rallied, … Continue reading

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A Look At The Capitals Shot Production Stats After 5 Games: Kuznetsov Up, Ovechkin Down

The Capitals are 2-2-1 through the first five games of the season. For comparison, they were 3-1-1 last year, a fairly similar start. So, how are the Capitals shooting the puck through the first five games of the season? Let’s take … Continue reading

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The Capitals Finished Last in the League in Shots Per Game This Season and Won The Stanley Cup: How Rare Is That?

Photo: NHL via Getty Images Wayne Gretzky once famously said, “you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”. Sage life-advice from the “Great One”. However, that quote seemed to have very little impact on the 2017-2018 Washington Capitals, as … Continue reading

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