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The Noon Number: Trying to Snap a Metro-fer

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A look at the Caps' recent divisional woes

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5 - Consecutive losses (0-4-1) for the Capitals in games against Metropolitan Division rivals, the longest intra-divisional losing streak for the team since an 0-6-1 stretch in November of 2007 that culminated in a 5-1 loss to Atlanta... and the firing of Glen Hanlon.

Washington will get a chance to snap that streak tonight in Columbus, and they sure could use it, as it looks as if six teams will likely be fighting for two automatic playoff berths: