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The Noon Number: December(s) to Remember

‘Tis the season to be winning

NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning at Washington Capitals Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

.765 - Capitals’ points percentage in December under Barry Trotz (via a 34-8-7 record), best in the League over that span among teams that existed for the entirety of the stretch.

The Caps collected their seventh December 2017 win on Saturday night (against one regulation loss), which is the most in the NHL this month (tied with Tampa, which has a spotless 7-0-0 record).

For his part, Braden Holtby has posted a 28-6-7/2.01/.934 line in those December games.

And yes, we know what you’re thinking... but teams generally don’t get to have good springs without good winters, so enjoy the winning while you can.