68
      Saturday
      88 / 71
      Sunday
      91 / 73
      Monday
      91 / 74

      Capitals/Rangers: By the numbers

      Via Japer's Rink:

      And so it's set.

      Caps vs. Rangers. Red, white and blue vs. blue, red and white. Six prior playoff meetings, with the Caps leading 4-2, a pair of those wins coming in the last three post-seasons. Bobby Carpenter (and a pick) for Mike Ridley, Kelly Miller and Bob Crawford. Jaromir Jagr (and a ton of cash) for Anson Carter. John friggin' Druce. The Miracle on 34th Street. Sergei Fedorov. Matt Bradley's heroism. Alex Semin vs. Marc Staal, John Tortorella vs. Verizon Center fans. Jason Chimera in double overtime. Marian Gaborik in triple overtime. Joel Ward's double-minor... the list goes on and on. There's history and there's present-day animosity.

      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 (after the jump) through the first three games of this season against the Rangers (Game 4 stats to be added shortly). Oh, and if this intro sounds familiar... it should. It really should.

      Head-to-Head:

      Game 1 @ NYR L, 1-2 Game 2 vs. NYR L, 1-4 Game 3 @ NYR SOW, 3-2 Record 1-2-0 GF/Game 1.33 GA/Game 2.67 Goal Diff/Game -1.33 Powerplay Success 9.1% Powerplay Opps. 11 PP Per Game 3.67 Penalty Kill Success 66.7% Times Shorthanded 9 Times SH/Game 3.00 Save Percentage .922 Save Pct. Against .951 Game-by-Game Fenwick Timelines:

      Capitals Skaters vs. New York

      {} GP G A P +/- PIM PPG PPA GWG SOG Fenwick +/- Corsi +/- Steven Oleksy 2 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 11 Alex Ovechkin 3 1 1 2 -1 2 0 0 0 16 -24 -22 Nicklas Backstrom 3 1 1 2 0 2 1 0 0 4 -4 -4 John Carlson 3 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 9 -8 -11 Marcus Johansson 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 -7 -4 Jason Chimera 3 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 3 -13 -13 Eric Fehr 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 -5 -2 Mike Ribeiro 3 0 1 1 -2 2 0 0 0 3 -10 -4 Karl Alzner 3 0 0 0 -3 4 0 0 0 1 -7 -7 Jay Beagle 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 5 7 Troy Brouwer 3 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 9 7 11 Matt Hendricks 3 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 3 -1 3 Joel Ward 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 7 -4 1 Joey Crabb 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 -1 -5 Tomas Kundratek 2 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 3 -5 -5 Mathieu Perreault 2 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 -12 -11 Tom Poti 2 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 -14 -9 Jeff Schultz 2 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 -16 -22 John Erskine 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 -2 -6 Mike Green 1 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 -2 1 Jack Hillen 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 7 Brooks Laich 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 Dmitry Orlov 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 10 Aaron Volpatti 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -3 -3 Wojtek Wolski 1 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 -4 -6 Capitals Goalies vs. New York

      {} GP GS MIN W L O GA GAA SA SV SV% SO Braden Holtby 3 3 155 1 2 0 7 2.71 91 84 .923 0 Michal Neuvirth 1 0 28 0 0 0 1 2.11 11 10 .909 0 Capitals Centers' Face Offs vs. New York (minimum ten draws)

      {} GP FOW FOL TOT PCT Nicklas Backstrom 3 35 11 46 76.1 Matt Hendricks 3 12 6 18 66.7 Mathieu Perreault 2 8 7 15 53.3 Mike Ribeiro 3 11 12 23 47.8 Jay Beagle 3 7 10 17 41.2 Marcus Johansson 2 5 10 15 33.3 Troy Brouwer 3 4 10 14 28.6 Team Total* 3 87 77 164 53.0 Team Total (PP) 3 6 8 14 42.9 Team Total (PK) 3 7 10 17 41.2 Team Total (Offensive Zone) 3 27 23 50 54.0 Team Total (Defensive Zone) 3 33 27 60 55.0 Team Total (Neutral Zone) 3 27 27 54 50.0 *Includes players who did not meet the minimum for inclusion in the table

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