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The Noon Countdown: Sheehy Drops the Gloves

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Counting down the days until the 2015-16 season with a look back at a former Caps' postseason pugilist

Sheehy battles New York's Kris King
Sheehy battles New York's Kris King
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58 - Number of days remaining until the Caps open the 2015-16 season. But it's also...

...the number of penalty minutes accumulated by Neil Sheehy in the Caps' second-round playoff series against (who else?) the New York Rangers, the most PIMs for a player in a single series in franchise history. To put that into perspective, the Caps' leader in penalty minutes over their 14-game run this past spring was Tom Wilson... with 25.

Sheehy topped double-digits in penalty minutes in four of the five games against the Blueshirts, and six times totalduring a run that eventually ended with a Conference Final sweep at the hands of the Boston Bruins.

Here's a look at Sheehy in action that fight-filled spring: