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The Noon Number: 82 and Then Some

A look at a Caps' blueliner's spring streak

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9 - Consecutive seasons making the playoffs for Brooks Orpik, including the current campaign. Only 15 other players have appeared in the last eight post-seasons, and that list will get whittled down a bit further at the close of this season.

In case you're wondering, the longest current playoff appearance streak belongs to Pavel Datsyuk and Joe Thornton, each of whom has made it to the last dozen post-seasons... and at least one of whom will see his streak end this year.