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The Noon Number: Forty-Minute Game?

A look at the importance of not trailing after two

Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

1.000 - Combined winning percentage for the Capitals and Rangers when leading after two periods so far in the playoffs, with each team boasting a perfect 4-0 record (and each is 2-0 in this series as well, with the Rangers holding two leads and the Caps blowing theirs in Game One before beating the third-period buzzer to win the game).

But don't abandon all hope if the Caps are down at the end of the second frame - unlike the Rangers (0-3), the Caps do have a win when trailing after forty minutes (to go with four losses).