Tag Archives: Shooting Percentage

Update on Capitals Shooting Statistics after 52 Games: Good or Bad, It’s “Steady As She Goes”

With 52 of 82 games in the books, the Capitals team identity and style of play is starting to take shape. The team was hampered with significant injuries through the first 34 games of the season, but have been really … Continue reading

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The Capitals’ Shot Production Woes Continue: Is This An Approaching Cliff or a Benign Blip? (Part II)

Photo: NHL/Getty Images Three weeks ago we began to dig a little deeper into the issue concerning the Capitals woeful shot production. You may recall that this has been an issue all season for the Capitals, so we wanted to … Continue reading

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The Capitals’ Problem with Generating Shots: A Burgeoning Bubble or a Negligible Aberration?

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images There it is. There’s no mistaking it. Stats nerds have been keeping one eye peeled on it at all times this season – the proverbial “elephant in the room”, if you will. The Capitals are at … Continue reading

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Washington Capitals Player Preview: T.J. Oshie

As we do each and every year in the weeks leading up to Capitals training camp, NoVa Caps is preparing key “player previews” for the coming season. Today our annual player previews continue with T.J. Oshie.

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Are the Capitals Plummeting PDO Statistics Problematic? Or Just A Simple Correction?

Patrick McDermott/National Hockey League/Getty Images Since the Capitals bye week, the team’s PDO stat (shot percentage plus save percentage) has plummeted. Should this be a concern? 

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A Look At The Capitals Stats Since The Bye Week

Photos: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images So far it almost seems you can break this Capitals season into three segments: 

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Blasting Caps: The Capitals’ Scoring Rampage is Rooted in High Percentages

Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images It’s no secret the Capitals have been on a “Monumental” scoring rampage since the start of 2017. The Caps have scored five or more goals in their last 10 home games – a mind-boggling stat … Continue reading

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The Capitals High Shooting Percentage Won’t Last Forever

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images It wasn’t going to last forever. The Capitals went into their game against the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night scoring four or more goals in eight straight games, and ten of their last eleven games. The … Continue reading

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