Last night the the Capitals blew a multi-goal lead against the Winnipeg Jets, for the second time this week. And for the second consecutive time they managed to pull out the “W,” winning 4-3 in overtime on a record-tying Alex Ovechkin power play one-timer.
Overall the Caps had a solid game at even strength, where they scored all three of their regulation goals. But that doesn’t mean they didn’t allow some dangerous chances. This even strength shot location chart shows the Caps allowing many shot attempts from Braden Holtby’s doorstep.
That said, the Capitals managed to block nine of those five-on-five shot attempts from the slot, and several others missed the net. This was in stark contrast to the other Jets game this week, where they blocked very few of the high-danger Winnipeg shot attempts. Here are some stats breaking down this Thursday night matchup:
After their annual road trip the Caps are back home but won’t get much rest just yet, with a home game against the Panthers on Saturday night.
Stats courtesy of hockeystats.ca, corsica.hockey and naturalstattrick.com
Headline Photo: Patrick McDermott/NHLI
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