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The Noon Number: Sloppy Seconds

A look at the Capitals’ poor second periods.

NHL: Washington Capitals at Edmonton Oilers Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

8 - Number of the goals the Capitals’ have allowed during the second period so far this season, more than their first and third periods combined, where they have allowed, two and three goals respectively. As a point of contrast, no team has allowed fewer goals than the Capitals in those periods.