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The Noon Number: Talk About Unselfish...

A look at the guys who are all set-up, no knock-down

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23 - Number of Capitals since the start of the 1987-88 season who have had at least three assists in a game without registering a shot on goal, with Martin Erat joining the club on Saturday night.

The list (which can be found here), includes the last two Caps coaches at the top (Dale Hunter did it nine times and Adam Oates four times), Nicklas Backstrom and assistant coach Calle Johansson (three times each, with Backstrom notching four helpers twice) and Karl Alzner as the only other current Cap besides Backstrom and Erat who has done it.

(Stick tap to Elias)

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