We’re just past the halfway mark of the regular season and the Washington Capitals aren’t in too shabby of a position to make the playoffs. Let’s break down the top stats of the team.
Alex Ovechkin leads the Capitals with 30 goals and 52 points. Evgeny Kuznetsov leads the Caps in assists with 33. Garnet Hathaway leads the Caps in hits with 158 with Ovechkin just behind him with 125. Tom Wilson has 27 hits in just six games!
Trevor van Riemsdyk leads the Caps in blocked shots with 95 while Jensen has 88. Ovechkin leads the Caps with 205 shots and he also leads all of the NHL in shots. Conor Sheary leads the Caps with two shorthanded goals. Ovechkin leads with nine power play goals.
Marcus Johansson leads the Caps with five game winning goals. Ovechkin leads even strength goals with 21. Hathaway leads the Caps in penalty minutes with 46. Orlov has the highest plus/minus with a plus 13. Erik Gustafsson is right behind him with a plus 11.
Now let’s look at the goalies. Darcy Kuemper is 14-11-4 with a 2.46 goals against average and a .920 save percentage. Charlie Lindgren is 11-6-2 with a 2.62 goals against average and a .910 save percentage. Both are miles better than two young unproven goaltenders that I won’t even name.
Kuemper also has five shutouts which leads all of the NHL including last night’s 4-0 win.
The Caps are 25-17-6 with 56 points. Thanks to their win last night over the Arizona Coyotes they are now just one point behind the New York Rangers for third in the Metropolitan Division. For now they’re enjoying fourth place with a five point lead over the Pittsburgh Penguins. They are first in the Wild Card.
The Caps have scored 3.21 goals per game which is good for 13th in the NHL. They are eighth in goals allowed per game with 2.73. The Caps have a 21 percent success rate on the power play which is good for 17th in the NHL. They are eighth with an 81.5 percent penalty kill percentage.
Those are all the stats you need to know up to this point in the Capitals season. Here’s to an interesting second half.