Things that Happened During Mike Green’s Scoreless Drought

Posted December 5, 2013

Mike Green practices his shot during warm-ups of Tuesday’s game. It paid off. (Caps Outsider)

Washington defensemen Mike Green netted his first goal of the 2013-14 NHL season as the Washington Capitals dropped what was far from a thriller against the Canes, 4-1, on Tuesday. This feat took Green 25 games, and 66 shots, the most number of shots in the NHL without a goal and skyrocketting his shot percentage from zero to a whopping 1.5%. A lot happened in that two months since Green and the Caps started playing, so let’s take a look at all the Caps related moments that happened before Green’s luck finally turned up.

  • Ovechkin scored 21 goals
  • Five Capitals bobbleheads were released (Ovi, Nicky, Holtby, Green, Brouwer)
  • The Caps and Bears raised over $8000 dollars for Movember
  • Brett Leonhardt signed a contract with the Capitals
  • Eleven different defensemen suited up for the Caps
  • Six different Caps were injured including Greenie
  • Two players requested trades
  • Braden Holtby got into a “fight
  • Semyon Varlamov made his first return to the Verizon Center in more than two years
  • The Reading Royals unveiled eight different jerseys to be worn throughout the season
  • Dmitry Orlov was recalled and assigned between the Caps and Bears nine times
  • Michael Latta four times

The list goes on, but what it all comes down to is that Green’s ‘luck’ thought the NHL season started in December. He had the shots and opportunities but it just took a while for him to finally hit the twine. Let’s hope next time he scores, the list will be much smaller than this one!