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The Noon Number: Blueline Brilliance

A look at a pleasant surprise on the Caps’ blueline

NHL: Colorado Avalanche at Washington Capitals Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

58.1 - CF% at five on five for Brooks Orpik and Nate Schmidt so far this season, tops among any pair playing at least 140 minutes together. Adjusted for score and venue, that number jumps up to an equally impressive 59%, which also leads the League.

(Stats via corsica.hockey)