After starting the year slow, Washington Capitals defenders have been scoring goals at a higher clip recently. Dmitry Orlov tallied two goals on January 23 against the Hurricanes, and John Carlson scored twice against the Lightning a month earlier. In the month of January, Capitals defensemen scored ten goals total.
That’s why I was shocked when I heard this next stat. While doing some research on San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns, Sportsnet’s Dimitri Filipovic came up with this amazing graph.