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The Noon Countdown: Two-Man (Dis)Advantage

Counting down the days to the 2015-16 season with a look at how the Caps performed at five on three

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3 - Number of days remaining until the 2015-16 season. But it's also...

...the number of five-on-three goals scored by the Caps last season. That may not sound like a lot, but only six teams scored more in 2014-15. It's also a significant improvement over the Caps' total from the 2013-14 campaign, which was a grand total of... one.

The Caps have had a surprising amount of difficulty scoring goals while on a two-man advantage over the years, especially when considering how dominant the power play has been in general. Since 2005-06, the Caps have scored just 28 times at five on three. That's the ninth-lowest total in the League over that span - all while racking up 110 chances with the two-man advantage, the sixth-most five-on-three opportunities over the last decade.