Thursday’s Thought; Ovi or Nicky?

As I was thinking about what to write for Thursdays Thought I thought it would be fun to have a little bit of a friendly competition between Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom. The Capitals have gone to a career high of 11 shootouts this season.  The question is simply “Who’s better at the shootout Alexander Ovechkin or Nicklas Backstrom”. Now before you go ahead and shoot the gun and say Ovechkin is here are some interesting numbers to consider 

Nicklas Backstrom’s career S/O percentage is 32.0
Alexander Ovechkin’s career S/O percentage is 30.8

Alex: 15.4 S% on 13 SA with one GDG
Nick: 50 S% with 6 goals on 12 shots.

Alex: 38 S% on 8 SA
Nick: 0 S% on 2 SA

(Let’s watch our favorite shoot out goals by Ovi and Nicky)

Ovi backhand deke

Backstrom does the Forsberg


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