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The Washington Capitals resumed their prodigious offensive production under first-year head coach Adam Oates.
Washington scored 3.04 goals per game (G/G). That was the fifth-highest output in the NHL.
And the team's 149 goals for (GF) was well above the league average of 131 per HockeyReference.com.
The Capitals offense was not without deficiencies, however.
Washington had a five-on-five goals for/against ratio (5-5 F/A) of 1.07. This was the 10th best in the NHL.
As further proof of their moderate success in five-on-five play, the Capitals team plus/minus rating (+/-) of plus-eight was ranked eighth in the NHL.
But the Caps generated only 28.1 shots per game (S/G), 20th in the NHL.