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The Noon Number: Killing It

A look at #44’s penalty-killing prowess

NHL: Washington Capitals at Carolina Hurricanes James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

71.1 - Brooks Orpik’s CA/60 at four-on-five, lowest in the NHL among the 159 skaters with at least 75 minutes of ice time.

Orpik heads up an all-around stalwart crew of penalty-killers, with Lars Eller checking in at fourth in four-on-five CA/60, Matt Niskanen at eighth and Tom Wilson at tenth. John Carlson, Jay Beagle and Karl Alzner are all also in the top-50.

The result? The Caps as a team are tied with the Panthers for the lowest CA60 rate in the League when down a man.