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The Noon Number: Stability in the Stable

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A look at the relative stability of the 2014-15 Capitals' lineup

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26 - Players who have appeared in at least five games for the Caps this season, the fewest to reach that mark in any season in team history (though if Cameron Schilling gets one more game or some other unlikely event(s) should occur, the team would tie or surpass the previous low of 27).

The Caps can also tie the franchise record for most players appearing in every game in a season (seven - Karl Alzner, Nicklas Backstrom, Troy BrouwerJohn Carlson, Marcus Johansson, Matt Niskanen and Joel Ward), currently have fewer 10-game guys than ever before (though Curtis Glencross and Tim Gleason are likely to be added to that list), and have used relatively few players overall.

Point being, this year's club has been characterized by both durability and stability. Have a look (columns are sortable, and for more info on each season, head over to Hockey-Reference, the source of all the data herein):