The Noon Number

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 01: Head coach Dale Hunter of the Washington Capitals looks on from the bench during the third period of thier 2-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins at Verizon Center on December 1, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

4 - Number of games among the 329 coached by Bruce Boudreau (regular season) that the Capitals failed to register 20 shots on goal (two of which came earlier this season; the Caps have had 17 and 19 shots on goal in Dale Hunter's two games behind the bench. Of note, the Caps went from December 23, 2007 until March 18, 2011, a span of 282 games, without being held below the 20-SOG mark.

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