With 23 points in 15 games, the Capitals are technically the best team in the league, but the Boston Bruins have played two fewer games and sit just one point behind the Caps. After one month of hockey, that Bruins team seems almost flawless, and they should be the measuring stick for every other team in the NHL.
Washington’s not quite up to that level just yet, but they could get there. Let’s do the snapshot.
That’s right. The snapshot’s back. This is a regularly recurring feature in which we look closely at Washington skaters’ five-on-five play and see what can learn — and sometimes what we cannot learn, because this feature sometimes gets downright philosophical. It’s as much about the process and the conclusions. So let’s get started.
Below are Natural Stat Trick’s adjusted five-on-five data for Caps skaters as of Sunday, November 3. I’ve highlighted some interesting points in powderpuff pink. A glossary follows the tables.
Ugh, there is SO much more to talk about, but I think we should defer more until we’ve got a few more games in the books.
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