.625 - The Capitals' points percentage when giving up the game's first goal (by way of a 20-11-5 record in those games), tops in the NHL. By comparison, 22 of the League's 30 teams have a worse points percentage overall than the Caps' trail-first percentage.
|St. Louis Blues||68||39||20||9||87||0.640|
|Los Angeles Kings||66||40||22||4||84||0.636|
|New York Islanders||65||37||20||8||82||0.631|
|New York Rangers||67||39||22||6||84||0.627|
Of course, as nice as their ability to erase deficits has been, it's not ideal; as we saw last night, against a good team, those comebacks will fall short more often than not. And given the fact that the Caps have an even better points percentage when scoring the game's first goal (obviously) and have only lost twice all season when doing so... they might want to give that a try going forward.
Just a thought.