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Capitals-Golden Knights: By the Numbers

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

Washington Capitals v Vegas Golden Knights Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

And so it’s set.

The Stanley Cup Final.

Capitals vs. Golden Knights. Red, white, and blue vs. gold, gray, and white. The longtime contenders getting their first crack at the Cup in two decades vs. the upstart expansion team looking to end literally months of futility with their first championship.

The team George McPhee helped build vs. the team George McPhee built. Braden Holtby vs. Marc-Andre Fleury. The return of Nate Schmidt and Cody Eakin. A city of sin and corruption vs.... well, a city of sin and corruption.

To some extent, the season’s numbers are almost an afterthought for this series - everything is new and different and what happened twice during the 2017-18 regular season likely has no bearing on what will shake out over the next four to seven games. These are two teams on a mission, with different motivations but equal credibility for being where they are, and the past - no matter how far back it goes - matters not.

...but we’re still going to show you those numbers anyway, because it’s what we do! Enjoy.

Season series:

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

Individual player stats:

Skaters vs. VGK

Player GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S%
Player GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S%
Matt Niskanen 2 1 1 2 -1 0 1 0 0 0 5 20
Chandler Stephenson 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 50
Dmitry Orlov 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Evgeny Kuznetsov 2 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Christian Djoos 2 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Andre Burakovsky 2 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Jay Beagle 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Nicklas Backstrom 2 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 0 0 3 33.3
Tom Wilson 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Jakub Vrana 2 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Devante Smith-Pelly 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Alex Ovechkin 2 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 4 0
T.J. Oshie 2 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Brooks Orpik 2 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
Lars Eller 2 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Brett Connolly 2 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
John Carlson 2 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Madison Bowey 2 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

And now, for getting through all of those (relatively meaningless) numbers... your moment of zen.