Since we are getting closer to the playoffs, I thought I would take a look at how the Washington Capitals have done versus playoff and non-playoff teams. I went by the current standings as of March 5th and only looked at 5v5 scoring chance data.
Even strength scoring chance percentage and goal conversion rates based on opponent:
Scoring chance % (SC%) is the percentage of chances that go in Caps' favor during even strength. Washington has averaged 52.0% for the season and has converted (Convert%) on 13.9% of them.
Data aggregated by if team will be in playoffs or not:
|Playoff teams||Non-playoff teams|
The biggest difference seems to be in converting on scoring chances. Weird, where have I heard/seen that before?
EDITED: chances by game state added