The Noon Number: Top-Heavy Penalty Kill

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

A look at the heavy workload Washington's top penalty killers are carrying

64.7 - Percentage of Caps' shorthanded minutes that John Carlson has played in the games for which he's dressed this season (which would be all of them), the highest percentage in the League (minimum 59 games played). Karl Alzner sits fourth on the list.

Perhaps over-reliance on these two is part of the reason the Caps are dead last (by a mile) in shot-attempts allowed at four-on-five. (More on this later...)

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