Last night the Washington Capitals eked out a 3-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets on the back of a last-minute (literally) Jay Beagle goal. Outshot 45 to 27, it felt like the Caps were increasingly under siege as the game progressed. And indeed they did forfeit a 2-goal lead, for the third time this season.
But the underlying numbers could’ve been worse. Here is the shot attempt chart at five on five (unadjusted.)
When looking at even strength shot attempts, the Caps were outdone by a more tolerable margin of 48 to 39. The tally was 51 to 40 if you include four-on-four. Let’s take a look at some of the battles within the game.
After the chippy and heartbreaking way this contest ended for the Jets, it should make for a heated rematch come Thursday at the Verizon Center.
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