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The Noon Number: Lack of Opportunity

A look at how the Caps' bread-and-butter has hardly been given a chance

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7 - Power-play opportunities for the Capitals through four games, the fewest in the NHL (and that includes two teams that have only played three games so far). The Islanders, for their part, have had ten chances with the extra man.

Dating back to their last playoff appearance, Washington has had two or fewer power plays in seven of their last eight playoff games, and has had just 13 opportunities to their opponents' 25 over that span. Only once in their last 21 playoff games have the Caps had more power-plays than their opponents.