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Capitals-Lightning: By the Numbers

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

NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning at Washington Capitals Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports

And so it’s set.

Capitals vs. Lightning. Red, white, and blue vs. blue and white. A clash between former Southeast Division rivals, and the third playoff meeting between these two franchises - with the Caps looking for their first series win. Alex Ovechkin and his hot stick. Peter Bondra and his five goals. Scott Hannan’s infamous(ly bad) line change. Martin St. Louis in triple OT.

Ovechkin vs. Steven Stamkos. Braden Holtby vs. Andrei Vasilevskiy. Evgeny Kuznetsov vs. Nikita Kucherov. A perennial Eastern Conference Finalist vs. a team making its first third-round appearance in two decades.

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 three games this season against the Lightning.

Season series:

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

Individual player stats:

Skaters vs. Lightning

Player GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S%
Player GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S%
Nicklas Backstrom 3 1 3 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 5 20
T.J. Oshie 3 2 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 8 25
Alex Ovechkin 3 2 0 2 -1 0 2 0 0 0 22 9.1
Dmitry Orlov 3 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Matt Niskanen 3 0 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Jay Beagle 3 1 1 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 3 33.3
Tom Wilson 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Devante Smith-Pelly 3 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 0 1 7 14.3
Evgeny Kuznetsov 3 0 1 1 -3 4 0 0 0 0 6 0
Lars Eller 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 11 9.1
Brett Connolly 3 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 3 0
John Carlson 3 0 1 1 -2 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Andre Burakovsky 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Nathan Walker 1 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jakub Vrana 3 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Chandler Stephenson 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brooks Orpik 3 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 3 0
Christian Djoos 1 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Alex Chiasson 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Madison Bowey 2 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Goalies vs. Lightning

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 0 1 0 4 19 15 0.789 4.15 0 0 57:49:00 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
Philipp Grubauer 1 0 1 5 66 61 0.924 2.44 0 0 123:08:00 3 2 0 0 0 0 0

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