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Capitals/Hurricanes: By the Numbers

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A look at the numbers behind the 2018-19 season series between the Caps and ‘Canes

NHL: Washington Capitals at Carolina Hurricanes James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

And so it’s set.

Capitals vs. Hurricanes. Red, white, and blue vs. red and black. A rivalry that has traveled from the Southeast to the Metropolitan and now finally makes the move to the postseason. The defending Stanley Cup champs against a team whose playoff hopes have been on hold for a decade. Unleashing the fury vs. a surging storm. A jerk vs. a team of jerks. The return of old friend Justin Williams. Jakub Vrana vs. Sebastian Aho. John Carlson vs. Dougie Hamilton.

Season series overview:

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

Individual player stats:

Skaters vs. CAR

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 4 1 2 3 -2 2 1 0 0 0 8 12.5
Madison Bowey 2 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 1 0
Travis Boyd 4 1 0 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 50
Andre Burakovsky 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
John Carlson 4 2 5 7 2 0 2 0 0 0 9 22.2
Brett Connolly 4 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 6 16.7
Christian Djoos 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nic Dowd 3 1 3 4 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 33.3
Lars Eller 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Carl Hagelin 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Dmitrij Jaskin 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nick Jensen 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Michal Kempny 2 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 3 0
Evgeny Kuznetsov 4 0 5 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Matt Niskanen 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 0
Dmitry Orlov 4 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Brooks Orpik 2 0 1 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
T.J. Oshie 3 2 0 2 2 4 1 1 0 1 8 25
Alex Ovechkin 4 4 2 6 2 2 3 1 0 1 18 22.2
Jonas Siegenthaler 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Devante Smith-Pelly 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Chandler Stephenson 2 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 50
Jakub Vrana 4 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 13 7.7
Tom Wilson 4 1 1 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 8 12.5

Goalies vs. CAR

Player W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO PIM TOI EV GA PP GA SH GA G A PTS
Player W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO PIM TOI EV GA PP GA SH GA G A PTS
Braden Holtby 4 0 0 9 110 101 0.918 2.21 0 0 244:37:00 5 3 1 0 0 0

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