The Noon Number

Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals celebrates with teammates after Karl Alzner scored a goal in the third period as Tim Thomas #30 of the Boston Bruins sits in his net on December 18 2010 at the TD Garden in Boston Massachusetts. Alzner hasn't scored since.

48 - Regular season games since Karl Alzner has scored a goal, the longest drought of any current Capital (and no, it's not Alzner's job to score and he can continue not scoring if he keeps playing great defense... but still).

A look at how long it's been for each Cap since his last regular- and post-season tally:

Player Reg. Season Games w/o a Goal Playoff Games w/o a Goal
Karl Alzner 48 10*
D.J. King 35 0*
Jay Beagle 24 4*
Troy Brouwer 22 12
Mike Green 14 3
Brooks Laich 11 2
Joel Ward 11 1
Jeff Schultz 9 19*
Nicklas Backstrom 8 12
Roman Hamrlik 7 40
Jeff Halpern 6 2
Marcus Johansson 5 5
John Carlson 4 0
Dennis Wideman 3 10
John Erskine 2 0
Mathieu Perreault 2 0*
Jason Chimera 1 5
Matt Hendricks 1 13*
Mike Knuble 1 1
Alex Ovechkin 1 1
Alexander Semin 1 3

* No career playoff goals scored

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