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The Noon Number: A Busy Blueline

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A look at the bevy of blueliners taking part in the Caps-Pens series so far

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16 - Number of defensemen that have dressed for either the Capitals or Penguins in their second-round series. Each of the teams has had eight different blueliners get at least one turn in the lineup over the last four games, with two players sitting out at least a game for suspensions, one sitting out injured and two having a seat because of... well, issues.

Here's a look at all of the defensemen who have played a role in this series so far:

Player Team
Brooks Orpik WSH
Dmitry Orlov WSH
John Carlson WSH
Karl Alzner WSH
Matt Niskanen WSH
Mike Weber WSH
Nate Schmidt WSH
Taylor Chorney WSH
Ben Lovejoy PIT
Brian Dumoulin PIT
Derrick Pouliot PIT
Ian Cole PIT
Justin Schultz PIT
Kris Letang PIT
Olli Maatta PIT
Trevor Daley PIT