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A look at shots not on goal from Game 1

NHL: Stanley Cup Final-Washington Capitals at Vegas Golden Knights Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

41.2 - Percentage of Capitals all-situation shot attempts that ended up on goal in Game 1 (28 of 68, per Natural Stat Trick), their lowest percentage of the playoffs. Of the 40 shots the Caps took that didn’t find their way to (or behind) Marc-Andre Fleury, 23 missed the net and 17 were blocked.

As points of reference, the Caps put 23 of 38 shot attempts (60.5 percent) on net in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final against Tampa, and a playoff-high 66.7 percent (28 of 42) in Game 6 of their First Round series against Columbus. Overall this postseason, 52.1 percent (654 of 1256) of Caps shot attempts have gone on goal.