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The Noon Countdown: Closing Time

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Counting down the days until the 2015-16 season with a look at last year's Caps and their ability to shut things down late.

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61 - Number of days remaining until the Caps open the 2015-16 season. But it's also...

...the number of third-period goals given up by the Capitals in 2014-15, tied with Montreal and Chicago for the fewest in the League. Aside from the lockout-shortened season, that's the lowest number the Caps have posted in that department in four years, and a dramatic drop from the 74 third period goals-against posted in 2013-14.