Few Statistical Surprises for Caps Halfway Through Season

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Posted January 10, 2019

Halfway through the season, Tom Wilson is having a career-year – despite not having played much of it. (Caps Outsider)

This past Tuesday marked the first game of the second half of this season for Washington, when the Caps beat the Philadelphia Flyers, 5-3, at the Capital One Arena. T.J. Oshie scored two goals, reaching 200 in his career. Jakub Vrana also scored twice and assisted on Tom Wilson’s goal.

TOP PLAYER STATS

POINTS:

  1. Alex Ovechkin 47
  2. Nicklas Backstrom 44
  3. John Carlson 41
  4. Evgeny Kuznetsov 36
  5. Jakub Vrana 24

No surprises here.

GOALS:

  1. Alex Ovechkin 30
  2. Jakub Vrana 14
  3. Tom Wilson 13
  4. T.J. Oshie 13
  5. Nicklas Backstrom 10

Vrana and Wilson are the pleasant surprises here.

ASSISTS:

  1. John Carlson 35
  2. Nicklas Backstrom 34
  3. Evgeny Kuznetsov 29
  4. Alex Ovechkin 17
  5. Brett Connolly 15

Backstrom is typically no. 1, but Carlson has been playing extremely well.

GOALIES STATS:

  1. Braden Holtby GAA- 2.89  Sv% .910 GP-29 W-16
  2. Pheonix Copley GAA-2.59 Sv% .916 GP-15   W-10

So far, so good!

CURRENT CENTRAL DIVISION STANDING

  1. Capitals- GP 42 W 26 L 12 PTS 56
  2. Penguins- GP 43 W 24 L 13 PTS 54
  3. Blue Jackets- GP 42 W 24 L  13 PTS 51

So far, so good!

2017-2018 END OF SEASON STATS

  1. Alex Ovechkin GP 82 G 49 A 38 PTS 87
  2. Evgeny Kuznetsov GP 79 G 27 A 56 PTS 83
  3. Nicklas Backstrom GP 81 G 21 A 50 PTS 71
  4. John Carlson GP 82 G 15 A 53 PTS 68
  5. T.J. Oshie GP 74 G 18 A 29 PTS 47

Tonight Washington Capitals will face Boston Bruins at 7 pm ET.