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November 23, 2011;Washington D.C., USA; Winnipeg Jets right wing Blake Wheeler (29) gets knocked down by Washington Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner (27) and defenseman Dmitry Orlov (81) at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-US PRESSWIRE
November 23, 2011;Washington D.C., USA; Winnipeg Jets right wing Blake Wheeler (29) gets knocked down by Washington Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner (27) and defenseman Dmitry Orlov (81) at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-US PRESSWIRE

3 - Number of Caps defensemen under the age of 24 who have played 50 or more games this season (Karl Alzner, John Carlson and Dmitry Orlov); no other team has more than two, and the Caps trio represents 10% of the list of qualifying players.

(H/t Caps Today)