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The Noon Number: A Great Helper

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45.4 - Percent of Alex Ovechkin’s goals on which Nicklas Backstrom has earned an assist. Since Backstrom entered the League back in 2007, he’s assisted on 198 of Ovechkin’s 436 goals, including a primary helper on the captain’s power-play goal yesterday against Columbus.

(h/t the Caps)