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WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 28:  Brooks Laich #21 of the Washington Capitals takes a face off against Eric Staal #12 of the Carolina Hurricanes at the Verizon Center on November 28 2010 in Washington DC.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 28: Brooks Laich #21 of the Washington Capitals takes a face off against Eric Staal #12 of the Carolina Hurricanes at the Verizon Center on November 28 2010 in Washington DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
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47.8 - Combined faceoff winning percentage for the Caps and tonight's opponent, the Carolina Hurricanes, with the squads ranked 26th and 25th in the League, respectively, in that category. Of note, the Caps have won 46.9% of their draws on the road, the 'Canes 48.4% at home, and Washington won 54.4% of the faceoffs when the teams met to open the 2011-12 season nearly a month ago.