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The Noon Number: Digging a Hole

A look at how the Caps have fallen behind in games this season

NHL: Washington Capitals at Calgary Flames Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports

9 - Number of games this season in which the Capitals have ceded the first goal of the contest (including their last seven games in a row), which leads the NHL. No other team in the League has given up the game’s first goal more than seven times so far.

Of those nine games, six of them have gone into the loss column (all in regulation)... which also leads the NHL.