The Noon Number

PITTSBURGH PA - FEBRUARY 21: Goaltender Michal Neuvirth #30 of the Washington Capitals is congratulated by teammates Karl Alzner #27 and Scott Hannan #23 after defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins in the NHL game at Consol Energy Center on February 21 2011 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. The Capitals defeated the Penguins 1-0. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

43 - Number of games (with six games remaining) that the Caps have held the opposition without a power-play goal, including the last four games and seven of the last nine. (Last year's team blanked opposing power-plays in 36 games.) Over the last 14 games, the penalty kill has been successful at a 92.3% rate, allowing just four goals against in 52 times shorthanded (one of which was a three-on-five disadvantage), helping the team to the third-best PK efficiency in the League.

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