The Noon Number: .06

USA TODAY Sports

Today's Number looks at the (short) road ahead in the race for the Southeast Division title

The Noon Number: .06 - Difference between the cumulative points percentages of the Caps' and Jets' remaining opponents. Washington - which enters the day with a two-point lead and a game in-hand on Winnipeg - will face opposition down the stretch that has garnered 57.2% of the points available to them, while the remaining teams on Winnipeg's schedule have managed just 51.3%.

A roadmap to how the "Southeasy" will be decided (with opponents' points percentage in parentheses):

Date WSH Opp WPG Opp
Thursday, April 11 Carolina (.436) Florida (.410)
Saturday, April 13 Tampa Bay (.462) -
Tuesday, April 16 Toronto (.613) Tampa Bay (.462)
Thursday, April 18 @ Ottawa (.564) Carolina (.436)
Saturday, April 20 @ Montreal (.705) N.Y. Islanders (.550)
Monday, April 22 - @ Buffalo (.475)
Tuesday, April 23 Winnipeg (.512) @ Washington (.550)
Thursday, April 25 Ottawa (.564) Montreal (.705)
Saturday, April 27 Boston (.718) -
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