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The Noon Number: Five Alive

A look at the Caps and winning high-scoring affairs

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12 - Number of times the Capitals have won a game (regular season or playoffs) despite giving up five goals since Alex Ovechkin entered the League (tied with Pittsburgh for the second-most, two behind Chicago's 14). Including Sunday's win over Detroit in the game's 63rd minute, five of those wins have come in overtime and four via the shootout. For his part, Ovechkin has 18 goals and 13 assists in those dozen games, including two of his three career four-goal games. Lastly, the win over the Wings marked the 51st time in franchise history that the Caps have won a game in which they allowed five goals-against, and pushed the team's Ovechkin Era record to 12-109-10 in five-goals-against games.