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Capitals/Penguins: By the Numbers

A statistical look at the season series between the Capitals and Penguins

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And so it's set.

Caps vs. Penguins. Red, white and blue vs. black and gold. More playoff meetings than you'd ever want to remember (with one memorable and happy one out of the bunch). Alex Ovechkin vs. Sidney Crosby until the end of time. Petr Nedved's four-overtime dagger. Dueling hat tricks. And... we could go on, but there's no need to remind Caps fans about the speckled and often heartbreaking playoff history between these two clubs.

This is a new year, though, and a new team, and it's time to write a new chapter.

First things first - the numbers. Below are the Caps team and individual stats for the five games this season against the Penguins.

Head-to-Head:

Game 1 vs. PIT L, 3-1
Game 2 @ PIT W, 4-1
Game 3 vs. PIT W, 3-2
Game 4 @ PIT L, 6-2
Game 5 vs. PIT L, 4-3 (OT)
Record 2-2-1
GF/Game 2.60
GA/Game 3.20
Goal Diff/Game 0.60
Powerplay Success 12.5%
Powerplay Opportunities 16
Powerplays Per Game
3.20
Penalty Kill Success
94.4%
Times Shorthanded 18
Times Shorthanded Per Game 3.60
Shooting Percentage 8.5%
Save Percentage .892
5v5 Save Percentage .897
5v5 Corsi-For Percentage 47.1%
Score-Adjusted 5v5 Corsi-For Percentage 45.5%

Capitals Skaters vs. Pittsburgh

Pens Table

Capitals and Penguins Skaters, With and Against You (click to enlarge)

CapsPens WOAY

Capitals Goalies vs. Pittsburgh

GP GS MIN W L O GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Braden Holtby 5 5 290 2 2 1 14 2.90 160 146 .913 0
Philipp Grubauer 1 0 13 0 0 0 1 4.71 5 4 .800 0

Capitals Centers' Face Offs vs. Pittsburgh (minimum ten draws)

GP FOW FOL TOT PCT
Mike Richards 3 21 12 33 63.6%
Jay Beagle 5 30 31 61 49.2%
Nicklas Backstrom 5 50 53 103 48.5%
Evgeny Kuznetsov 5 29 31 60 48.3%
T.J. Oshie 5 6 8 14 42.9%
Marcus Johansson 5 9 14 23 39.1%
Team Total* 5 156 162 318 49.1%
Team Total (PP) 5 13 18 31 41.9%
Team Total (PK) 5 21 21 42 50.0%
Team Total (Offensive Zone) 5 43 64 96 44.8%
Team Total (Defensive Zone) 5 60 55 115 52.2%
Team Total (Neutral Zone) 5 53 54 107 49.5%

*Includes players who did not meet the minimum for inclusion in the table

And now, for getting through all those stats, your moment of zen: