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The Noon Number: Home Ice Disadvantage

A look at how teams at home have struggled early on in the playoffs

Toronto Maple Leafs v Washington Capitals - Game Two Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

.550 - Win percentage for road teams so far in the 2017 playoffs, with the visitors picking up 11 of 20 possible wins through the first 2-3 games. 12 of the 16 playoff teams have played at least one road game - of those 12, only the Flames, Blue Jackets and Wild have failed to pick up at least one win away from home (with Calgary and Columbus the only teams to play two away games and lose both). Visiting teams have outscored their opponents by a slim margin of 45-42 over that span.

During the regular season, the 16 playoff teams combined for a road record of 341-236-79, or an outright win percentage of .520.

The Caps were tied with the Canadiens for third in wins with 23, behind only the Rangers (24) and the Blackhawks (27), and were tied for second in points with 52 (23-12-6 record, with four of the six non-regulation losses coming via the shootout). They’ll start their road portion of this opening-round series tonight in Toronto.