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The Noon Number: Shots Not Fired

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As Michael Scott said, Wayne Gretzky said you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.

NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs at Washington Capitals Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

25.7 – Average number of shots taken per game by the Capitals, the lowest rate in the League by almost three shots per game.

As previously noted, the Caps are struggling to generate even attempts towards the net – it’s certainly not going to help their recent offensive slump to not hit the net at a much higher rate, whether it’s because shots are being blocked or simply being passed up for a “prettier” play.