The Noon Number

Apr 22, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Capitals left wing Alexander Semin (28) congratulates left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) after Ovechkin's goal in the third period against the Boston Bruins in the first round of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs at Verizon Center. Boston won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: James Lang-US PRESSWIRE

36 - Percentage of the Caps' total goals scored by the team's top-three goal scorers (Alex Ovechkin, Alexander Semin and Jason Chimera), the lowest percentage since Chris Simon (29 goals), Peter Bondra (21) and Richard Zednik (19) combined to score 30% of the team's 227 goals in 1999-2000. In fact, 2011-12 was the fifth-consecutive year this percentage has declined, down from a high of 49% in 2006-07. Here's the post-lockout breakdown:

Year Team GF #1 Goal-Scorer #2 Goal-Scorer #3 Goal-Scorer Top-3 %
2011-12 218 Ovechkin (38) Semin (21) Chimera (20) 36%
2010-11 219 Ovechkin (32) Semin (28) Knuble (24) 38%
2009-10 313 Ovechkin (50) Semin (40) Backstrom (33) 39%
2008-09 268 Ovechkin (56) Semin (34) Green (31) 45%
2007-08 238 Ovechkin (65) Semin (26) Laich (21) 47%
2006-07 234 Ovechkin (46) Semin (38) Clark (30) 49%
2005-06 230 Ovechkin (52) Zubrus (23) Clark/Pettinger (20) 41%
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