How To Guarantee a Caps Win

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If you’re like me, you’ve tried everything. Not shaving. Wearing the same clothes. Wearing different clothes. Eating weird foods. Anything that you did before the Caps stopped winning — now you’re doing the opposite. Yet, they’re still losing, and unfortunately not much is going to change unless Ovechkin’s line does one thing: convert on every fourth scoring chance.

When the Great 8 is on the ice and the Caps convert on every fourth scoring chance, they are 6-0. When it falls under 25%, they have been 10-16. Take a look:

Scoring chance convert% W L W% Individual Pts per game
less than 25% 10 16 0.385 0.88
25% or more 6 0 1.000 1.67

Convert% is simply goals scored on chances when Ovechkin is on the ice.

I know this seems like a “duh” moment, since most Caps fans will tell you that “as Ovi goes so does the team,” but this isn’t just about Ovechkin. This is about Backstrom, Semin, Knuble, and anyone else who is on the ice with him. They need to get their heads out of their asses and get it done, at least on one out of every four of their chances.

Game on.

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  • Mac-daddy

    * asses out of their heads 😛

  • BobbyG

    @Mac-daddy: LOL!

    If for no other reason than to get rid of he-who-shall-not-be-named and restore the blog’s masthead image, the Ovie line needs to get down to business again. That is their Prime Directive.

  • Kat

    I decided to finally wash my RMNB t-shirt today, and it was still in the dryer during the first period. Just got it out and put it on, SCOARRRR. And just while I’m writing this… SCOARRR again! I don’t want to jinx anything… but I feel pretty good!

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