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The Noon Number: Rolling in the D-Pairs

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A look at how the Caps have been able to distribute the wealth among the defense

Washington Capitals v Detroit Red Wings Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

4:57 - Difference in average ice time between the Capitals leading minutes man on the blueline, John Carlson (22:42 per game), and their sixth defenseman, Brooks Orpik (17:45). That’s the smallest gap in TOI between a #1 defenseman and a #6 of any of the (current) Eastern Conference playoff teams.

(H/t Ben Raby)