Here’s Jay Beagle and Brooks Orpik celebrating a goal. (Photo: Gregory Shamus)
This is the final snapshot of 2014. What a weird year– capped off by an even weirder month. With one game left to play, the Caps took 18 out of 24 possible standings points in December, and there’s one thing above all others that is responsible for that success.
(If you’re wondering what that thing is, here’s a hint: People on Facebook spent October debating if he’s an average goalie “at best” or if he’s just terrible.)
This week’s snapshot takes a look back at the streak, the Holtbeast who made it happen, and what the Caps should do to extend it.
Let’s do the numbers. These are current as of way after noon on Sunday, December 28th, which is Stan Lee’s birthday. The sample is restricted to 5v5 hockey when the score is within one goal. There’s a glossary at bottom with an explanatory video.
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