The Noon Number: 1

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Today's Number looks at the Caps and their possible first-round dance partners

The Noon Number: 1 - Number of non-shootout wins the Caps had this season against their four potential first-round opponents.

Here's a quick look at how the Caps fared against the quartet, in order of the likelihood that they play them (per Sports Club Stats):

Opponent Odds Caps' Record Caps' GF Caps' GA Caps' SF Caps' SA
Islanders 5.2% 1-2-0 5 9 68 112
Maple Leafs 8.0% 1-2-0 9 7 85 91
Rangers 39.6% 1-2-0 4 8 81 102
Senators 47.2% 0-3-0 4 8 72 106
Total - 3*-9-0 22 32 306 411

* The wins over the Islanders and Rangers came in shootouts.

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