Caps among the league leaders (Stat Check)

Updated: November 18, 2013


The Washington Capitals got a huge win last night over the St. Louis Blues, a win that gave them sole possession of first place in the Metro Division.   The Caps have won 3 consecutive games and are putting together a nice November, with a 7-2 record for the month.   Next they play division rival Pittsburgh, which they lead in the Metro Division by one standing point.

Here are your Washington Capitals skaters who are among the NHL league leaders:

Points:  Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom, tied for 4th in the league with 24 points

Defenseman Points:  Mike Green is 18th in the league with 11 points

Defenseman Goals:  John Carlson is 4th in the league with 5 goals

Goals:  Alex Ovechkin tied for 1st with 17 goals, Joel Ward tied for 20th with 9 goals

Game Winning Goals:  Alex Ovechkin is tied for 2nd in the NHL with 3 game winners

Assists:  Nicklas Backstrom is 2nd in the league with 19 assists, Marcus Johansson is 4th in the league with 16 assists

Power Play Goals:  Alex Ovechkin leads the NHL with 7, Troy Brouwer is tied for 4th with 4 goals, and Joel Ward is tied for 5th with 3 goals

Power Play Assists:  Nicklas Backstrom leads the NHL with 12 power play assists, Marcus Johansson is 7th with 7 assists

PIM:  Rookie Tom Wilson has been in the penalty box for 53 minutes, tied for 8th in the NHL

Hits:  Troy Brouwer is 17th in the NHL with 60 hits

Blocks:  John Carlson is 19th in the NHL with 44 blocked shots

Shooting Percentage:  Joel Ward is leading the NHL with a 28.1% shooting percentage, Mikhail Grabovski is 11th overall with 21.9%

Shootout:  Nicklas Backstrom is tied for the NHL lead with a perfect 4 for 4

Here is where the Washington Capitals stand in terms of the league as a team.

1st Period Goals:  22nd overall with 14

2nd Period Goals:  1st overall with 32

3rd Period Goals:  18th overall with 17

Goals per Game:  8th overall, scoring 3.05 goals per game

Goals Against:  20th overall, allowing 2.76 goals per game

Shootout Record:  1st in the NHL with an impressive 6-1 record

Power Play:  Caps are 2nd overall with a 24.4% conversion percentage

Penalty Kill:  Caps are 2nd in the NHL with a 86.9 kill percentage