Photo: Patrick Smith
The Caps have a grand total of six games left in the season. Wednesday night, they were edged by a likely playoff opponent in the shootout. We’re not going to dwell on this because the Flyers are dumb and so are skillz competitions.
Tonight, the Caps play the Colorado Avalanche. The Avs are five points out of the West’s final Wild Card spot. Coincidentally, they are appallingly atrocious in the realm of puck possession. Like, worst team in the league levels of bad. No, that is not an April Fool’s joke.
This is a team clinging to the dream of a playoff position, unlike most of the Caps’ remaining opponents in the regular season. After being held to a single goal against the Flyers, tonight would be a choice night to generate some offense. But the Caps will try to do so without one of their best offensive players.
|Team||Record||Possession||PDO||Power Play||Penalty Kill|
|Washington Capitals||54-16-6||51.5%||101.3||22.9% (2nd)||84.6% (4th)|
|Colorado Avalanche||39-34-4||44.4%||100.5||18.8% (16th)||81.7% (14th)|