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Capitals-Penguins: By the Numbers

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A statistical look at the season series between the Caps and the Pens

Pittsburgh Penguins v Washington Capitals Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

And so it’s set.

Capitals vs. Penguins. Red, white, and blue vs. black and gold.

We know these guys well.

Too well.

Is this the year the Caps finally overcome the hockey gods and defeat the Penguins? Only one way to find out... one thing’s for sure, though. The history between these two teams has no relevance on the outcome. Period. Enough with the curses and the “same thing every year” nonsense. What’s come before is history, the past, and it deserves to stay there.

Time to write a new chapter.

Season series:

Head-to-head matchups at five on five (via hockeyviz.com):

Individual player stats:

Capitals vs. Penguins Skater Stats

Player Pos GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S%
Player Pos GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S%
Alex Ovechkin LW 4 3 2 5 4 2 3 0 0 0 18 16.7
Evgeny Kuznetsov C 4 1 3 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 14 7.1
Dmitry Orlov D 4 2 1 3 0 2 2 0 0 1 6 33.3
Christian Djoos D 3 1 2 3 3 2 1 0 0 0 3 33.3
John Carlson D 4 1 2 3 3 2 0 1 0 0 9 11.1
Lars Eller C 4 0 3 3 -2 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
T.J. Oshie C 4 2 0 2 1 4 1 1 0 1 6 33.3
Tom Wilson RW 3 1 1 2 2 6 1 0 0 0 4 25
Matt Niskanen D 3 0 2 2 0 6 0 0 0 0 2 0
Nicklas Backstrom C 4 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 10 0
Jakub Vrana LW 3 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 5 20
Chandler Stephenson C 3 1 0 1 1 4 1 0 0 0 5 20
Brett Connolly RW 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Andre Burakovsky LW 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Devante Smith-Pelly RW 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 0
Brooks Orpik D 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Michal Kempny D 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Jakub Jerabek D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Alex Chiasson RW 3 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 0
Madison Bowey D 2 0 0 0 -1 4 0 0 0 0 3 0
Jay Beagle RW 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Capitals vs. Penguins Goalie Stats

Player W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO PIM TOI EV GA PP GA SH GA EN GA G A PTS
Player W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO PIM TOI EV GA PP GA SH GA EN GA G A PTS
Braden Holtby 1 2 0 10 97 87 0.897 3.6 0 2 166:30:00 5 5 0 0 0 0 0
Philipp Grubauer 1 0 0 2 43 41 0.953 1.67 0 0 71:41:00 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

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