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A look at tonight's uncommon match-up

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14 - Number of times the Caps have faced tonight's opponent, the Minnesota Wild, by far the fewest head-to-head match-ups they've had against any team. Here's the list, via Hockey-Reference:

Franchise GP W L T OL PTS PTS% GF GA GF/G GA/G
Pittsburgh Penguins 208 91 95 16 6 204 0.490 734 753 3.53 3.62
Philadelphia Flyers 203 76 101 19 7 178 0.438 610 704 3.00 3.47
New York Rangers 202 94 84 18 6 212 0.525 690 686 3.42 3.40
New York Islanders 201 99 84 13 5 216 0.537 635 663 3.16 3.30
New Jersey Devils 197 97 74 13 13 220 0.558 645 567 3.27 2.88
Carolina Hurricanes 157 85 50 14 8 192 0.611 486 425 3.10 2.71
Montreal Canadiens 155 64 69 17 5 150 0.484 397 493 2.56 3.18
Buffalo Sabres 147 46 81 15 5 112 0.381 383 527 2.61 3.59
Boston Bruins 146 49 68 21 8 127 0.435 402 490 2.75 3.36
Toronto Maple Leafs 135 66 53 10 6 148 0.548 466 454 3.45 3.36
Tampa Bay Lightning 116 72 31 6 7 157 0.677 400 304 3.45 2.62
Florida Panthers 114 60 36 9 9 138 0.605 341 289 2.99 2.54
Detroit Red Wings 106 43 44 16 3 105 0.495 350 347 3.30 3.27
Los Angeles Kings 104 35 54 13 2 85 0.409 356 394 3.42 3.79
Chicago Blackhawks 91 39 40 11 1 90 0.495 296 310 3.25 3.41
St. Louis Blues 91 39 39 12 1 91 0.500 298 311 3.27 3.42
Dallas Stars 90 29 44 16 1 75 0.417 252 316 2.80 3.51
Calgary Flames 89 34 41 13 1 82 0.461 280 324 3.15 3.64
Vancouver Canucks 89 40 39 9 1 90 0.506 283 291 3.18 3.27
Ottawa Senators 83 39 35 5 4 87 0.524 253 258 3.05 3.11
Winnipeg Jets 82 45 25 5 7 102 0.622 271 231 3.30 2.82
Colorado Avalanche 77 37 30 9 1 84 0.545 271 236 3.52 3.06
Arizona Coyotes 71 31 26 12 2 76 0.535 256 224 3.61 3.15
Edmonton Oilers 68 33 28 6 1 73 0.537 240 241 3.53 3.54
San Jose Sharks 35 11 20 1 3 26 0.371 92 114 2.63 3.26
Anaheim Ducks 29 14 13 1 1 30 0.517 79 86 2.72 2.97
Columbus Blue Jackets 23 14 6 1 2 31 0.674 75 69 3.26 3.00
Cleveland Barons 20 6 13 1 0 13 0.325 58 81 2.90 4.05
Nashville Predators 20 11 7 1 1 24 0.600 55 53 2.75 2.65
Minnesota Wild 14 6 7 0 1 13 0.464 30 30 2.14 2.14