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Capitals-Penguins: By the Numbers

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

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And so it's set.

Capitals vs. Penguins. Red, white and blue vs. black and gold. Nine previous playoff meetings, with the Caps being victorious just once... and the Pens beating the Caps en route to all four of their Cups, just for extra salt in the wound. Petr Nedved’s four-overtime heartbreaker. That wonderful, but rare, 1994 series. T.J. Oshie’s overtime hat trick. Braden Holtby vs. Marc-Andre Fleury for the first time. Alex Ovechkin’s hat trick vs. Sidney Crosby’s hat trick... and of course, Ovechkin vs. Crosby, forever and ever.

There'll be plenty of time to dive into those storylines and others in the days ahead, but first things first - the numbers. Below are the Caps team and individual stats for the four games this season against the Penguins.

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Individual Head-to-Head Five-on-Five Ice Time and Shot Attempts, by game:

Caps Skaters vs. Pittsburgh:

Player GP G A PTS +/- PIM PPG PPP SHG SHP S S%
Player GP G A PTS +/- PIM PPG PPP SHG SHP S S%
Nicklas Backstrom 4 4 8 12 3 0 1 4 0 0 13 30.8
T.J. Oshie 4 3 7 10 4 6 2 4 1 2 12 25
Andre Burakovsky 4 3 2 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 60
Alex Ovechkin 4 3 2 5 -4 0 1 2 0 0 18 16.7
Matt Niskanen 4 0 4 4 3 0 0 1 0 0 9 0
Justin Williams 4 3 0 3 1 6 1 1 0 0 9 33.3
Lars Eller 4 3 0 3 4 0 0 0 1 1 8 37.5
Dmitry Orlov 4 1 2 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 10 10
Marcus Johansson 4 0 3 3 5 2 0 0 0 0 7 0
John Carlson 3 0 3 3 -1 0 0 3 0 0 14 0
Evgeny Kuznetsov 4 0 2 2 -1 2 0 0 0 0 5 0
Nate Schmidt 4 0 2 2 5 0 0 0 0 1 6 0
Brett Connolly 3 1 0 1 2 4 0 0 0 0 3 33.3
Jay Beagle 4 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 5 0
Daniel Winnik 3 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 0
Taylor Chorney 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brooks Orpik 4 0 1 1 5 2 0 0 0 0 2 0
Karl Alzner 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 5 0
Tom Wilson 4 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 3 0

Capitals goalies vs. Pittsburgh:

Capitals Centers Faceoffs vs. Pittsburgh (min. 10 draws):

Faceoffs

Player FOT FOW FOL FO%
Player FOT FOW FOL FO%
Nicklas Backstrom 90 57 33 63.3
T.J. Oshie 12 6 6 50
Lars Eller 44 22 22 50
Evgeny Kuznetsov 66 29 37 43.9
Jay Beagle 57 37 20 64.9

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