I’m making a note here: huge success.
The Washington Capitals had a great 2014-15 season. That’s true for dozens of reasons, some of which I outlined in a thoroughly non-statty article on Friday. But here in the snapshot, we can look at this objectively.
Only two teams improved their shot-attempt differential from last season more than the Capitals: The Nashville Predators (boo) and the New York Islanders (hiss). With a 4.5 swing in score-adjusted possession, the trend has finally ended, and the Capitals are good again. Exactly how good– by the reckoning of the playoffs– remains to be seen, but looking back, I’m over the moon about this season.
But, in this week’s snapshot, the last of its kind, we ask, is the cake a lie?
But first, a look back on all the snapshots in case you’re feeling nostalgic. They really tell a story, don’t they?
The snapshot are current as of noon on Sunday, April 12, the day after the regular season ended. 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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