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The Noon Countdown: Man Disadvantage

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Counting down the days until the 2014-15 season with a look at the flip side of the Caps' man-advantage

Patrick Smith

SB Nation 2014 NHL Preview

10 - Number of days remaining until the Caps open the 2014-15 season. But it's also...

...the number of shorthanded goals given up by the Caps in 2013-14, tied with Ottawa for the third-most in the League; the Caps were one of just five teams to hit double digits in that department, joining the Senators, Flyers (11), Maple Leafs (12) and Oilers (13).

Of course, the Caps more than balanced that out a bit by scoring more power-play goals than anyone else in the League, which always helps. As they say, you can't bake a cake without cracking some eggs...