We’re about to do the snapshot, but we’re gonna have to go a bit deeper than usual.
The typical data in this column includes the whole season to date. In that sample the Caps look great: top ten in controlling shot attempts, top-half in expected goals, a mortal lock for the playoffs. But since the all-star break, the picture is not so rosy: just 15th in controlling shot attempts, 23rd in expected goals, and the 25th best record in the league.
In today’s snapshot, we look around the room, make panicked eye contact with each other, and mouth the word yikes. This is not where the Caps want to be right now.