Washington has scored 15 goals in the series.
Seven of them coming from Ovechkin.
Nicklas Backstrom has three and Dave Steckel has two. Only three other players have scored for Washington beyond that.
That's 12 goals coming from three players accounting for 80 percent of the total goals scored...
After Game Two, Pittsburgh became diversified in their scoring.
Crosby has five, Ruslan Fedotenko has three, Malkin has two. That accounts for 10 of the 17 goals scored for the team, or around 59 percent of the teams' goals in the series.
Not only are the goals scored by Washington concentrated on only a few players, the shots are as well.
Between Ovechkin and Backstrom, they account for 37 percent of the teams' total shots on goal.
If you take a look at things game by game, here is what you would discover. This what I call—The players with two are more shots on net statistical analysis.
Game One—Pittsburgh 10, Washington 5
Game Two—Pittsburgh 9, Washington 9
Game Three—Pittsburgh 9, Washington 5
Game Four—Pittsburgh 8, Washington 7
Game Five—Pittsburgh 9, Washington 7
In certain games, this doesn't sound like much, but Pittsburgh has shown more in terms of getting everyone involved in the play.
Take for example Fedotenko, who not only is on a three game goal scoring streak, but totaled an incredible ten shots on net in Game Five.
Pittsburgh's star players aren't the only one's doing the work, and that's given them the series advantage.