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The Noon Number

.805 - Capitals' winning percentage (via a 33-6-2 record) over the past four seasons in the first home game following a road trip of two games or more, including a 6-1-1 mark under Dale Hunter (Bruce Boudreau's Caps had a 32-8-3 record in such games, and had separate win streaks of 11 and 13 games).

A win tonight against Winnipeg would push that percentage to .810 and, more importantly, give the Caps a seven-point lead over the Jets in the standings (and at least maintain a one-point lead over Buffalo).