Media Guide nuggets

Today the new Caps media guide and looking through it there are some interesting little nuggets. If interested yourself it can be found here


Within a minute of a Caps goal there were 8 goals for and only 5 against last season.


The Caps were 26-15-5 when outshooting their opponent but 21-7-6 when they were being outshot.


When the Caps scored 3 or more goals they were 40-0-3.


When the Caps had more penalties then their opponents they were 24-5-6 when their opponents had more the Caps were 13-14-1 and when they were even they were 11-4-4


Caps record when Alex Semin scored a goal was 19-0-1.


For all the focus on the Caps losing streak in December of 8 games their longest winning streak was 9 games.


The Caps were 2 for 2 on penalty shots while their opponents were 1 for 3 against them.


With 48 or more assists Alex Ovechkin will move into 4th in the Caps history in assists, currently 9th.


6 of the current Caps are in the top 50 all time in Caps points Ovechkin 3rd, Semin 17th, Backstrom 20th, Green 28th, Laich 29th, Halpern 33rd.


The Caps PK percentage was their best since 1999-2000. It was their highest ranking since being 1st in 1997-1998.


Last year the Caps set a franchise record for least penalty minutes.


The Caps have not lost a home opener since losing to LA 4-1 October 6th 2000.


The 8 team shutouts was the most since 1995-1996 when Jim Carey had 9.


The 11 times the Caps were shutout was the most since 1998-1999 when they also were shutout 11 times. The club record is 12 their first year 1974-1975.


Caps playoff record in games they can clinch a series: 10-18


Caps playoff record when facing elimination: 13-20


Alex Semin is 16th all time in playoff points for the Caps. Only players ahead of him with less or equal games played: Nick Backstrom, Dino Ciccarelli, and Alex Ovechkin.


Alex Ovechkin is 5 goals away from tying Peter Bondra for most playoff goals.

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