#2 Nic Dowd
Nic Dowd recorded an assist on Wednesday at the Flyers which marked his second straight game with an assist. Dowd has recorded nine points with five goals and four assists in his last 10 games and has 19 points in 42 games this season with 10 goals and nine assists.
Dowd, who recorded a career high 24 points with 10 goals and 14 assists in 64 games last season is on pace to record 36 points this season.
Dowd ranks tied for first on Washington in plus minus with a +10. He leads Capitals’ forwards in shorthanded ice time per game (2:17) and ranks second on the Caps in penalties drawn with 16 and fourth in hits with 88.
Per Natural Stat Trick, Dowd has started 12.74 percent of his five on five shifts in the offensive zone, the lowest offensive zone start percentage in the NHL.
Despite starting a vast majority of his shifts outside of the offensive zone, Washington has outscored opponents 22 to 14 when Dowd is on the ice at five on five.
Dowd is on his dad strength as him and his wife Paige welcomed their second baby into the world. It’s great to see him produce and I’ve been a fan of his game since he came on board to fill the void left by Jay Beagle.